Smartavia expands its presence at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport

In the IATA 2019/2020 winter season, Smartavia launched four new scheduled flights at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport. The route network of the airline now includes Baku (Azerbaijan) and the Russian cities of Rostov-on-Don, Ufa and Izhevsk.

Smartavia flights from the northern capital of Russia are operated twice a week to Baku, thrice-weekly to Rostov-on-Don and Izhevsk, four times a week to Ufa.

In the current winter season, the airline also increases the frequency of flights from St. Petersburg to the Russian city of Samara.

The route network of Smartavia in the IATA 2019/2020 winter season includes 12 destinations at St. Petersburg airport. Among them: the Russian cities of Arkhangelsk, Voronezh, Izhevsk, Kazan, Murmansk, Rostov-on-Don, Samara, Syktyvkar, Ufa, Chelyabinsk, as well as foreign cities: Antalya (Turkey, charter) and Baku (Azerbaijan).

For the 10 months of 2019, Smartavia served 670 thousand passengers at Pulkovo Airport, which is 25,6% more than in the same period of 2018. In addition to direct flights to Pulkovo, the airline offers passengers many transfer options with convenient connections at St. Petersburg airport.

About Smartavia

“Nordavia JSC — regional airlines” or “Nordavia” operates scheduled and charter flights under the brand name Smartavia and code 5N at more than 50 Russian and foreign airports. The company occupies a leading position on the market of passenger air transportation in the North-West of Russia.

Smartavia is registered in Arkhangelsk and uses Pulkovo as the base airport in addition to the airport of the capital of Pomorie. The airline’s fleet includes 15 Boeing 737-500, −700 and −800 that meet the highest technical requirements and international safety standards.

In 2009, the airline received the IOSA certificate (IATA — Operational Safety Audit) as an international certificate of safety and quality of rendered services. In 2019, the airline successfully passed another IOSA recertification audit, having confirmed the safe status of the carrier. The comprehensive safety indicator of flights was 99.98% in 2018. The SAFA coefficient is 0.67.