Wizz Air has announced its 1 Russian base in Saint Petersburg, which represents the 32 base in the airline network. From September 2020, 1 Airbus A320 aircraft will be based at Pulkovo Airport. Along with the establishment of the new base, the airline also announced 5 new services to 5 countries from Saint Petersburg starting from 18 September 2020.

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Wizz Air cabin crew (Photo: Wizz Air)

Wizz Air is dedicated to developing its network and offer great opportunities to its passengers through affordable travel. First Wizz Air flight took off from Saint Petersburg in 2017 and to date WIZZ has carried over 250,000 passengers on its Saint Petersburg routes.

József VáradiCEO of Wizz Air Group said: 

– Today’s announcement underlines Wizz Air’s commitment to create more and more low-fare travel opportunities for Russian travelers. Memorable moment of announcing Wizz Air’s base at Pulkovo Airport, and allocating a state-of-the-art modern aircraft, emphasizes the importance of the Russian market for our operations. Wizz Air has a long-term strategic interest in the Russian market and we are looking forward to welcoming passengers on board our young and reliable fleet. By adding five new routes in Saint Petersburg and keeping ourselves to the highest standards of our sanitizing protocols, we are confident that Wizz Air’s ultra-low fares will make travel affordable to ever more passengers.”

With the experience of providing low fare and high quality services in the past years in Russia, the airline is confident that with the establishment of its first Russian base in Saint Petersburg, it will bring even more exciting opportunities for affordable travel, as well as continues to further stimulate Russia’s tourism and hospitality industries.

The Airbus A320 aircraft will support the operations of 5 routes to: Salzburg (Austria), Oslo (Norway), Copenhagen (Denmark), Stockholm Skavsta (Sweden) and Malta.

DestinationDaysStartsFares from**
Saint Petersburg – SalzburgMonday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday18 Sept 2020EUR 24.99
Saint Petersburg – OsloTuesday, Thursday, Saturday19 Sept 2020EUR 24.99
Saint Petersburg – CopenhagenMonday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday19 Sept 2020EUR 24.99
Saint Petersburg – Stockholm SkavstaTuesday, Thursday, Saturday19 Sept 2020EUR 24.99
Saint Petersburg – MaltaTuesday, Thursday, Saturday19 Sept 2020EUR 29.99

Leonid Sergeev, CEO of Pulkovo Airport operator Northern Capital Gateway LLC, commented:

– We are delighted that Wizz Air strengthens its positions in St. Petersburg. Today, Pulkovo is the first airport in Russia, which offers foreign airlines unique market conditions. The complex of unprecedented measures includes the seventh freedom traffic rights regime, flexible tariff management and free e-visas for the tourists from 53 countries to visit St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region. Wizz Air’s operational base at Pulkovo will create new opportunities for expansion of the carrier’s route network and increase the number of direct services between St. Petersburg and European cities. Pulkovo is fully ready to serve international flights. I am confident that as soon as the situation in the world stabilizes, the development of Wizz Air in St. Petersburg and the long-awaited launch of the new routes will stimulate tourist, business and cultural relationships between Russia and foreign countries. Without a doubt, Wizz Air’s new flights will be in high demand both among Russian and foreign travelers.”

Wizz Air is an investment grade credit rated airline, with a fleet of an average age of 5.4 years comprising of the currently available most efficient and sustainable Airbus A320 and Airbus A320neo family single aisle aircraft. Wizz Air’s carbon-dioxide emissions were the lowest among European airlines in FY2019 (57.2 gr/km/passenger). Wizz Air has the largest order book of 267 aircraft of the state-of-the-art Airbus A320neo family which will enable the airline to further reduce its environmental footprint by 30% for every passenger until 2030.

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