Pulkovo Airport increases passenger traffic by 14% in January 2019

In January 2019, Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport welcomed 1,230,150 passengers, which is 14% more than in the same period of 2018.

Domestic traffic grew by 14.4% to 841,597 passengers compared to the same period of 2018. International traffic increased by 13.1% year-on-year and amounted to 388,553 passengers. In the first month of 2019, Pulkovo Airport handled 12,410 take-off and landing operations, which is an increase of 9.6% year-on-year.

TOP destinations at Pulkovo Airport in terms of passenger traffic, January 2019

Domestic Destinations Foreign Destinations
Moscow Minsk
Kaliningrad Tbilisi
Sochi Istanbul
Yekaterinburg Dubai
Krasnodar Frankfurt am Main

In January 2019, Rossiya Airlines, Pobeda, Aeroflot, S7 Airlines, and Nordavia were the largest Russian carriers in terms of passenger numbers at Pulkovo. In total, they provided services to 794,641 passengers at St. Petersburg airport or 64.6% of the total traffic for that period.

Among foreign airlines, Uzbekistan Airways, Belavia, Lufthansa, Emirates, and Finnair became the leaders at St. Petersburg airport in January 2019. In total, they handled 87,614 passengers at Pulkovo or 7.1% of the total airport traffic.

Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport is the fourth airport in Russia in terms of passenger numbers. In 2019, Pulkovo, for the fourth year in a row, became the winner of the national ‘Air Gates of Russia’ award, according to the passengers’ votes. Since 2010, Northern Capital Gateway LLC has been the main operator of Pulkovo, implementing the airport reconstruction and development project under a public-private partnership agreement with the city of St. Petersburg.