Wizz Air Revaps Russian Sky
European low-cost airline is to launch four flights from St Petersburg and dump prices
After the long-awaited 7th freedom of air has been implemented for St Petersburg’s Pulkovo airport, Wizz Air announced four new routes to Vilnius, Bratislava, Sofia and Bucharest. New flights Immediately affected the price, Aviasales reports.
According to data provided by Aviasales, Russian leading travel search engine, new routes dumped the average booking value up to 42.6 per cent. For instance:
- Vilnius, from €102 to €70
- Bratislava, from €67 to €30
- Sofia, from €92 to €40
- Bucharest, from €122 to €70
In total, the European LLC operates on six routes from Pulkovo including Budapest and London-Luton.
Aviasales’ experts noted the same price strategy for the service to London. Wizz Air decreased the average booking value twice from €230 to €96 when LCC launched its flights to the UK capital city in October 2019.
Meanwhile, Wizz Air is the low-cost carrier that operates the biggest flight network from Pulkovo airport. In 2019, Wizz Air served over 111,1 thousand passengers at Pulkovo Airport, which is 59.4% more than in 2018. In total, International traffic to Pulkovo increased by 5.4% and amounted to 7,066,167 passengers for the 11 months of 2019.