Pobeda Airlines launches Stansted to St Petersburg route
The historic Russian city of St Petersburg is the latest destination to be added to Stansted Airport's network.
Pobeda Airlines, part of the Aeroflot Group, is to launch a new direct service on Friday, October 12.
It will connect Russia’s second largest city with London’s fastest growing airport four times a week using one of the airline’s Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft.
The airline, founded in 2014, currently has a fleet of 22 aircraft with a further two Boeing 737-800 on order and served nearly five million passengers in 2017 across 85 destinations in Europe, Russia and beyond.
Saint Petersburg, one of the host venues at this summer’s football World Cup, is a port city on the Baltic Sea and considered to be the cultural capital of Russia. Its historic heart is a Unesco World Heritage Site and it is home to the Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world.
Aboudy Nasser, Stansted’s chief commercial officer, said:
“We’re delighted to welcome Pobeda Airlines to London Stansted, another new airline choosing to operate to London’s fastest growing airport.
“This exciting new service will provide very cost-effective and convenient direct access to Saint Petersburg from Stansted for the first time. I’m sure the route will be well received with business passengers from across London and the east of England looking to access Russia’s second largest city, and also prove to be very popular with leisure passengers eager to explore the culture and history of this world-renowned city.”
General director for Pobeda Airlines, Andrey Kalmykov, said: “We are very pleased to launch our new service to London Stansted and connect the great city of Saint Petersburg with London, Cambridge and the wider east of England, and I’m sure our low-fares will ensure the flights enjoy strong demand from UK passengers.”
One-way fares start from £35 and are available to book at www.pobeda.aero/en