UTair has added services to Munich (hence the gingerbread man) and Samara to its St. Petersburg portfolio. The introduction of new flights will allow an 81% increase of the company’s flying programme from the Russian airport this coming winter season when compared with the same period last year ‒ up from 42 flights each week to 76.
- UTair launched new flights from St. Petersburg (LED) this week, with the Russian carrier commencing services from Pulkovo to Munich (MUC) and Samara (KUF). The airline will also start another new domestic sector to Mineralnye Vody next week. Flights from Pulkovo to Germany’s Bavarian capital started on 30 October, and the city pair will be served thrice-weekly. Munich will be the first scheduled foreign flight from the airport in the airline’s winter schedule. From 31 October, the carrier also began a four times weekly operation to Samara. Both flights will utilise the airline’s 737-500 fleet. “UTair is one of the five leading airlines in Pulkovo in terms of passenger traffic,” remarks Evgeny Ilyin, Commercial Director of Northern Capital Gateway, Pulkovo Airport’s management company. “The carrier serviced 335,500 people during the first three quarters of 2016, [28% more than for the same period in the previous year]. We are continuously developing air services from St. Petersburg and are delighted that our long-standing partner UTair is expanding its flight range from Pulkovo in the coming season by offering direct flights to a total of seven cities.”