Andreas Ley, Senior Consultant Airline Marketing, Berlin Brandenburg Airport (second right) was on hand to help mark the start of S7 Airlines’ second service into the German capital, this time from St. Petersburg. It already operates a daily flight from Moscow Domodedovo.
- S7 Airlines launched flights from St. Petersburg (LED) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) on 9 May, flying from the city on the River Neva three times weekly. St. Petersburg is the Russian airline’s second route from Berlin – it started flights from Moscow Domodedovo in March 2016. This summer, the S7 network from the Russian city includes seven routes (before it was only two – Moscow and Novosibirsk), now it also offers Bryansk, Kaluga, Kaliningrad and Yaroslavl, with Berlin being its first international destination from Pulkovo. The S7 Group is in the top five airlines in terms of traffic at the airport, in 2016 it carried 1.1m passengers at Pulkovo (+49% to 2015). The route which faces no direct competition, is the oneworld carrier’s only German service from the Russian second city. The 1,316-kilometre sector is flown by a mixture of S7’s narrow-body equipment.