Air Malta commenced flights to St. Petersburg on 28 March, with the airline planning to operate a twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) service between its Malta base and the Russian airport. Among those to welcome the airline to its second Russian destination after Moscow Sheremetyevo was Anna Nikiforova, Head of Sales, Aviation Marketing Department, St. Petersburg Airport (second right). No other airline currently operates this airport pair.
- Air Malta commenced operations between Malta (MLA) and St. Petersburg (LED) on 28 March, with this route following on from the four services that the carrier launched last week. Its latest route to St. Petersburg, the carrier’s second destination in Russia after Moscow Sheremetyevo, will be flown twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays), with the carrier using its A320s on the 2,892-kilometre airport pair. No other carrier presently operates this route. Back in June 2016, this city pair was an anna.aero and Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week. The data at the time showed that between June 2015 and May 2016 some 76,000 searches took place as a result of people wanting to fly this route, with 75% of the searches coming from the Russian-end of the sector. With this, it is clear that Air Malta has launched flights in a market where there is sufficient demand to sustain a twice-weekly operation.