Ural Airlines launched services from St. Petersburg to Batumi on 16 May. Batumi is the second Georgian destination in Pulkovo’s route network. Since 2015, flights from the Russian airport to the country’s capital Tbilisi are operated by Georgian Airways and Ural Airlines.
Ural Airlines now flies to Batumi from three Russian airports, with St. Petersburg services joining its existing operations from Moscow Domodedovo and Ekaterinburg. Samara will be connected to the Georgian city from next month.
- Ural Airlines has started flights from St. Petersburg (LED) to Batumi (BUS) in Georgia on 16 May. Initially operating weekly (Mondays), ultimately the service will be flown twice-weekly with the addition of a Friday flight. The airline will use its A320s and A321s on the 2,166-kilometre sector, which will face no direct competition. Ural Airlines is offering Batumi passengers two other new routes this summer. Back in April it launched flights from Ekaterinburg, and from 7 June a new service to Samara will be added. The carrier started operating from the Georgian airport last year when it commenced flights from Moscow Domodedovo.