Although it was 02:00am in St. Petersburg, it did not stop the airport from celebrating the arrival of Ellinair’s new service from Zakinthos. Among those celebrating at the facility was Anna Nikiforova, Head of Aviation Marketing Department for the airport (second right). Even with it being a very early hour, the airport still marked the event in true fashion by having a cake to commemorate the new service.
- Ellinair commenced service on a trio of routes this week of which two connect to the Russian city of St. Petersburg (LED). Launched on 31 May, the Northern Russian gateway is now connected to Zakinthos (ZTH), a 2,538-kilometre route which will operate every 10 days according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. A second route was launched to St. Petersburg on 4 June, a 2,358-kilometre link with Corfu (CFU), a Greek connection which will also operate every 10 days. On 2 June, the Greek carrier commenced a weekly (Thursdays) service between Heraklion (HER) and Warsaw Chopin (WAW). Services on the 1,897-kilometre link to the Polish capital will face no incumbent, with neither of the two routes to St. Petersburg facing direct competition either. All three routes will be served by the airline’s fleet of 737-300s.