In December 2020, Wizz Air will add the second Airbus A320 to the new base at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport. Together with expanding the fleet, the airline will launch five new services from the Northern capital of Russia to the Italian cities Bergamo, Venice, Bologna, Turin, and Catania, starting December 2020 and March 2021. All routes will be new for the schedule of Pulkovo Airport. The flights will be performed under the seventh freedom traffic rights regime.
Previously, Wizz Air announced nine new services under the seventh freedom traffic rights regime from Pulkovo Airport to Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Copenhagen (Denmark), Malta, Oslo (Norway), Salzburg (Austria), Sofia (Bulgaria), Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden), Vilnius (Lithuania).
In 2019, Wizz Air served over 111.1 thousand passengers at Pulkovo Airport, which is 59.4% more than in 2018. Before the suspension of the international services from Russia due to COVID-19 pandemic, the airline operated daily scheduled flights from St. Petersburg to Budapest (Hungary) and London Luton (the UK).
“We are happy that Wizz Air strengthens its positions in St. Petersburg. The airline will add 5 new cities to the route network from Pulkovo. This will undoubtedly make travel from St. Petersburg even more affordable and comfortable. All of the announced Italian cities will be new for the schedule of the Pulkovo Airport,” said Leonid Sergeev, CEO of Northern Capital Gateway, operator of Pulkovo Airport.
Wizz Air now carries flights on new routes: from the Kharkiv International Airport to Berlin and Tallinn.