Turkish Airlines will be the first foreign carrier to resume flights between Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport (Russia) and Turkish cities of Istanbul and Antalya. The services to Istanbul will be provided starting August 2, 2020. Turkish Airlines flights from St. Petersburg to Antalya will be launched on August 10, 2020.
Services between Pulkovo Airport and Turkish cities will be provided up to five times a week. Turkish Airlines will perform flights to Istanbul on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Services to Antalya will be provided on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flights will be operated on the comfortable Airbus A321, A330 and Boeing 737 aircraft.
In 2019, Turkish Airlines, a member of the Star Alliance, served over 198 thousand passengers in St. Petersburg, exceeding the figure of 2018 by 16%. The carrier won the LED Together 2019 Prize awarded by Pulkovo Airport for the Best Development of Inbound Tourism.
Pulkovo Airport deploys a set of measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19. An emergency response center operates at St. Petersburg airport for joint work with airlines, state control bodies, local authorities on coronavirus matters. The terminal has special markings at check-in counters, security checkpoints, seating areas to ensure the safe distance. The cleaning and disinfection are intensified in all airport premises including elevators, check-in counters, information desks, steps and passenger buses. The air in the terminal is purified with disinfecting units installed in the areas designated for passengers. Hand sanitizers are available in the terminal, the dispensers are replenished regularly. The airport staff is equipped with protective masks, gloves, antiseptic wipes and gels. Vending machines with protective equipment for passengers and visitors are installed at the entrance to the terminal, in the check-in hall, domestic departures hall and baggage claim area. Masks and gloves are also available in the airport pharmacies and shops. Airport’s first-aid station located operates 24/7.