More low-cost flights to Italy to be opened from St. Petersburg
Wizz Air, which was the first foreign carrier to open its operating base in Russia, is expanding its presence at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo airport.
In December 2020, Wizz Air will deploy a second Airbus A320 at Pulkovo, and the company will launch new flights to Italy. The flights to Bergamo (daily, from 24,99 Euros one way) and Venice (three times a week, from 24,99 Euros) will start from December 14; to Bologna (2 times a week, from 24,99 Euros) - from December 17; to Turin - from 19 December (on Saturdays, from 19,99 Euros). The flight program to Catania (Sicily) will begin on March 30, 2021 (twice a week, from 24,99 Euros).
Earlier, Wizz Air announced the launch of new flights from Pulkovo to Bratislava, Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia, as well as Salzburg, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Malta.
Before the suspension of international flights from the Russian Federation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the carrier operated daily direct regular flights from St. Petersburg to Budapest and London.
According to experts, with the opening of new Wizz Air flights to Italy, tour operators will have more opportunities to arrange ski and sightseeing tours in Italy.
As the press service of Intourist tour operator reported, the flights to Turin will provide additional opportunities for expanding the range of ski programs in the Valle d'Aosta Alpine region. The flights from St. Petersburg will open such ski resorts as Cervinha, Courmayeur, La Thuile and Monte Rosa.
It will be easier for tourists to reach from Bergamo the ski resorts in the Dolomites, Alta Valtellina and Dolomiti di Brenta regions.
As experts emphasize, the flights to Catania will help to arrange budget excursion tours around Sicily. Intourist is confident that direct flights to Venice will also be in high demand.
ATOR Vice President Dmitry Gorin believes that low-cost transportation to Italy will be in demand among residents of the capital region. In addition, with Wizz Air transportation the expert draws attention to the great potential demand for tours to St. Petersburg among Italian tourists who can visit the city on the Neva River with an electronic visa from October 2019.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.