SunExpress to start fights to Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 6, 2018 19:06

SunExpress to start fights to Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

SunExpress, a joint venture between Turkish Airlines and Lufthansa, will launch scheduled service from Izmir (Turkey) to St. Petersburg (Russia) in the IATA Summer 2019. The airline will operate flights on modern Boeing 737-800 aircraft twice a week, from May 30 to September 30, 2019. The departure from Izmir to St. Petersburg will be on Thursdays and Sundays, with the return flights performed on Fridays and Mondays. Both the destination and the carrier will be new for Pulkovo St.Petersburg Airport.

“We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of SunExpress at Pulkovo. For many years now, Turkey has been a favorite vacation spot and a popular transit point for passengers from St.Petersburg and Russia’s North-West. Connecting St. Petersburg to Izmir, SunExpress will offer travelers from LED both a new vibrant business and leisure destination as well access to the airline’s wide network from its Adnan Menderes Airport hub,” said Evgeniy Ilyin, Chief Commercial Officer of Northern Capital Gateway LLC, managing company of Pulkovo Airport.

“SunExpress is always looking to expand its network portfolio for both of our bases in Antalya and Izmir, with Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport we found an excellent addition for our Izmir route map. We look forward to welcome many Russian travelers to spend their vacation on the Turkish Aegean coastline around Izmir in the summer of 2019,” said Wilken Bellmann, Head of Network Planning and Scheduling at SunExpress.

victoria@aviationnews-online.com
By victoria@aviationnews-online.com November 6, 2018 19:06