Evgeniy Ilyin CCO of St. Petersburg Airport, along with Dmitriy Zvonarev, Director for Strategy and Development at Azimuth Airline, take questions from the assembled media gathered to mark the start of the Russian regional carrier’s new routes from Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar. Both destinations are in the top 10 domestic routes from St. Petersburg in terms of passenger figures. Azimuth Airline will serve both routes daily on its Sukhoi Superjet 100s.
- Azimuth Airline, the fledgling Russian regional carrier, has added two more routes to its start-up network on 10 October, commencing daily services from Rostov-on-Don (ROV) and Krasnodar (KRR) to St. Petersburg (LED). Both routes are flown by the carrier’s 98-seat Sukhoi Superjet 100s. According to airport sources in Russia’s second city, both destinations are in the top 10 domestic routes from St. Petersburg in terms of passenger figures. From the nine million passengers using domestic services at the airport so far in 2017, 190,000 have flown to Rostov-on-Don and 180,000 to Krasnodar. The latter sector is also served by Rossiya Airlines (13 times weekly), Red Wings Airlines (twice-weekly) and UTair (weekly), whereas the former route has Aeroflot family incumbents Rossiya (10 times weekly) and Pobeda (daily) on the 1,746-kilometre city pair. See how St. Petersburg Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.