Flydubai to launch daily service to St Petersburg, Russia


Flights to Pulkovo International Airport will begin in January 2023

Low-cost carrier Flydubai has announced the launch of daily flights to St Petersburg’s Pulkovo International Airport (LED) from 20 January 2023.

Flydubai flights to St Petersburg will depart daily from Dubai International (DXB), Terminal 2, and will be operated by Boeing MAX 8 aircraft. 

The flight time on this route is six hours and 50 minutes, making it one of the longer flights the carrier operates.

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Speaking about the launch, Flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith said: “The year 2022 has been tremendous for growth for flydubai. We have taken delivery of 18 new aircraft, which has enabled us to continue to expand our network and add more capacity on existing routes. 

"We're confident this momentum will continue well into next year, thanks to the hard work of everyone at flydubai and the encouraging economic environment Dubai has given us.”

The carrier first started its operations to Russia in 2010 with direct flights to Samara and Yekaterinburg. With the launch of the new service, Flydubai will serve nine destinations in the country, including Kazan (KZN), Makhachkala (MCX), Mineralnye Vody (MRV), Moscow (VKO), Novosibirsk (OVB), Samara (KUF), St Petersburg (LED), Ufa (UFA) and Yekaterinburg (SVX).


Flydubai has recently announced the launch of operations to six new routes in 2023 including flights to Cagliari in Sardinia, Corfu in Greece, Gan in the Maldives, Krabi and Pattaya in Thailand and Milan Bergamo in Italy.

The carrier currently serves a total of 114 destinations.

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