In time for summer’s FIFA World Cup held in Saint Petersburg – S7 Airlines has announced a new route from Stockholm Arlanda Airport from Saint Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport starting 10 June 10.
Direct flights will be carried out on Wednesdays and Sundays, until the end of September 2018 and will be carried out utilising Embraer 170 aircraft designed to carry 78 passengers.
Swedavia aviation business director, Elizabeth Axtelius said: “We welcome S7 Airlines to Stockholm Arlanda Airport. It is gratifying that we continue to offer smoother trips to and from Sweden.
“With the airline’s local network, we are soon to welcome new incoming tourists who want to explore what our city has to offer during the summer months.”
S7 Group chief commercial officer, Igor Veretennikov added: “I am sure that trips to Stockholm will be in great demand among travelers from Saint Petersburg. It is a great option for those who like to get away for a long weekend in Europe.
“Passengers from Stockholm will enjoy an opportunity to fly directly to Saint Petersburg, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Russia.
“Tourists from Europe tend to visit Russia’s both capitals – Moscow and Saint Petersburg – within one trip, which can be conveniently organised with S7 Airlines’ flights schedule.”
S7 Airlines is a member of the oneworld global aviation alliance. The airline operates its internal route network from hubs in Moscow and Novosibirsk.