Rossiya Airlines, a member of the Aeroflot group, starts operating regular flights from St. Petersburg to the Republic of Dagestan. Departure from Pulkovo airport is scheduled for 10:55, arrival in Makhachkala – at 14:20. The return flight from Makhachkala will depart at 15:20, arrival in St. Petersburg – at 18:45. The times are local for each airport. Airbus A319 aircraft will be operated on the line.
At the initial stage of the program, flights are operated four times a week – on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. At the end of April, the frequency of flights will increase with another flight on Saturdays. In May, flights of Rossiya in this direction will become daily. The first flight showed a great demand for this direction among the residents of Dagestan. Despite the non-working day, the economy class in the direction from Makhachkala was 96% full.
The capital of Dagestan, Makhachkala, is a city by the sea, a city at the foot of the mountains, the largest metropolis in the North Caucasus, with more than a million inhabitants. In 2021, due to the increased interest of residents of the country in recreation inside Russia, Dagestan opens up new opportunities for tourism, actively developing this industry. An exclusive tourist product has been developed in the republic, which will give guests the opportunity to get acquainted with the history, culture, traditions and customs of Dagestan, walk along unique routes and visit places with ancient history.
“As one of the largest air carriers in Russia and reputable aviation players in the tourism market, the airline is trying to open new bright and promising spots for the inhabitants of our vast country. From this position, Makhachkala is a promising direction for both Petersburgers and guests of the Northern capital. Rossiya Airlines is a carrier for active entrepreneurs and travelers, offering services at affordable prices in business and economy class. The loading of the first flights proves the relevance of this interregional flight, ”said the official representative of the airline Sergey Starikov at the ceremony.
“The launch by Rossiya Airlines of a direct flight between Makhachkala and St. Petersburg is good news for the residents of the Republic of Dagestan and the entire North-West of Russia,” commented Sergey Korneev, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Tourism Development Committee. “We hope that Petersburgers will not fail to take advantage of the new direct flight, and for the residents of Dagestan this is a great opportunity to visit Petersburg and find a thousand reasons to come back here again and again.”