Pobeda commenced flights from St. Petersburg to London Stansted on 12 October, a route which the carrier will operate four times weekly using the carrier’s fleet of 189-seat 737-800s. Pictured at the inaugural flight with Charlotte Schoonman and Lucy Gardner, two ballet dancers from Cambridge University’s Ballet Club, were Mats Sigurdson, Aviation Director, London Stansted Airport, and Alina Martyanova, Head of Ground Operations Overseas, Pobeda.
Milan Bergamo celebrated the start of Pobeda’s first flight from St. Petersburg with this impressive suitcase-themed cake, with this being the airline’s second route to the Italian airport after Moscow Vnukovo. Pobeda will offer three weekly flights between St. Petersburg and Bergamo, with the route adding an extra 27,000 seats to the Italian airport’s winter schedule. The carrier is also increasing the number of flights between Moscow and Bergamo in W18/19.
- Pobeda has expanded its footprint in Western Europe from St. Petersburg (LED) this week, launching flights to two new destinations. Already offering flights from the Russian city to Cologne Bonn and Pisa, the airline on 11 October commenced a three times weekly service to Milan Bergamo (BGY), while the following day it inaugurated a four times weekly rotation to London Stansted (STN). Commenting on Pobeda’s expansion from Bergamo, Giacomo Cattaneo, Director of Commercial Aviation, SACBO, says: “It is very encouraging to see that Pobeda has seen the greater potential of the Russian market from Milan Bergamo by adding this additional route to St. Petersburg, while further committing to the airport by increasing the frequency of its popular Moscow operation.” Along with the launch of flights on the 2,074-kilometre link between St. Petersburg and Bergamo, Pobeda is also adding flights on its service from Moscow Vnukovo to Italy’s third busiest airport. From the start of the winter season, commencing 28 October, the carrier will add an additional two weekly flights to its current daily schedule, introducing a second daily rotation on Fridays and Sundays. From 21 December, the airline will add an extra five weekly flights, resulting in a twice-daily service to the Russian capital. Commenting on the airline’s decision to launch the 2,045-kilometre route between St. Petersburg and Stansted, Mats Sigurdson, Aviation Director, London Stansted, said: “We’re delighted to see the inaugural Pobeda flight to St. Petersburg off in style. It’s always exciting when an airline chooses to operate to London’s fastest growing airport, and this new service provides a cost-effective and convenient direct link to Russia, the first scheduled London Stansted to Russia route.” Both airport pairs launched by Pobeda this week will be flown using the airline’s fleet of 189-seat 737-800s, with neither service facing direct competition.