The largest European low-cost airline has applied for flights to Russia
. Low-cost Ryanair from Ireland, EasyJet from the UK and WizzAir Hungary has applied for flights from Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg, said Last news Ombudsman of the press service of LLC " Northern capital gateway ".
He did not disclose details. While RBC referring to the message of Director-General Leonid Sergeev wrote that due to these low-cost airlines by the year 2025 in Petersburg suppose further attract up to six million tourists a year.
in conversation with the publication Sergeyev noted, this is only the first of the airline, which responded to the strengthening of the status of Pulkovo. According to his statement, in the future there will be more demand.
According to preliminary plans routes, foreign low-cost airlines have plans to make a move all year round.
Sergeev added that the dialogue with the Ministry of transport will continue. The operator has already sent the Ministry a grid of routes to 33 countries.
last week, the Ministry of transport introduced an initiative to allow foreign low-cost airlines to fly from Pulkovo abroad without landing in the country of registration of the carrier.
Deputy Prime Minister Maxime Governors supported this proposal and ordered the formation of an open, but persistent list of countries for the introduction of a " seventh freedom ": during the experiment It can expand but cannot shrink.
planned because it is required to provide to foreign carriers interested in a particular route, the possibility of long-term planning of its activities.