Sichuan Airlines launches flights from Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 29, 2018 14:33

Sichuan Airlines launches flights from Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

Sichuan Airlines has commenced scheduled service from St. Petersburg to the capital of the Chinese province of Sichuan, Chengdu. The inaugural flight arrived at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport at 19.00 on Friday, January 26, 2018.

The carrier will operate the flights twice a week (Wednesdays and Fridays) on Airbus A330-300 aircraft accommodating up to 301 passengers.

Evgeniy Ilyin, Chief Commercial Officer of the Pulkovo airport managing company Northern Capital Gateway LLC: “China remains one of the fastest growing destinations in Pulkovo Airport route network. In 2017, the direct traffic between St. Petersburg and the cities in the PRC increased by 32% compared to the similar period of 2016, exceeding the mark of 223,000 passengers. Chengdu is in the list of strategic routes for the St. Petersburg airport and now becomes the fourth destination in China with the scheduled service from the northern capital of Russia. We are confident that the launch of the new route will promote the mutual development of our regions, strengthen the ties between our cities and generate new tourism flows from both sides”.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed January 29, 2018 14:33