Emirates Flights to St Petersburg

June 27, 2011 | By More

Flights From Dubai to St Petersburg

Emirates Flights to St PetersburgEmirates has announced that they are set to launch flights into Russia by introducing services to St Petersburg, which will become the most northerly point on emirate’s network. The port city, lying on the Baltic coast and sometimes referred to as Russia’s ‘Northern Capital,’ will be served from 1st November with a daily flight from Dubai Airport.

A combination of Airbus A340-300 and A330-200 will be used on the route, offering First, Business and Economy Class travel. Flight EK 137 will depart Dubai Airport at 10.35hrs arriving in St Petersburg at 16.15hrs. The return flight leaves St Petersburg at 17.45 and lands at Dubai Airport at 00.35hrs the next day.

Emirates currently operates a double daily flight to Moscow and has been flying to the Russian capital since 2003.

Shaikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group said.

“We see great potential in Russia and the success of our Moscow flights has demonstrated that there is still demand from this market. We have been considering launching a non-stop service to St Petersburg for some time and we believe that the conditions are now right to do so. This is a city which attracts many tourists and cruise visitors every year because of its grand architecture, arts and culture and fascinating history.”

St Petersburg is estimated to be the 3rd largest city in Europe with a population of around 4.6 million residents. Passenger demand is expected to be mostly tourist driven, but also boosted by the oil and manufacturing sectors and from the city’s significant expatriate community.  The UAE is a major destination for Russian tourists and investors and many have made it their home.

The new St Petersburg service will further satisfy that demand, while providing better links with key markets across Asia.

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