Wizz Air has announced that it is launching flights from Luton Airport to St Petersburg and Moscow.
Most people were taken by surprise when British Airways announced in May that it was dropping flights to St Petersburg. Kiev was also closed at the same time.
As I wrote at the time, I assume that the continued economic sanctions against Russia have finally taken their toll.
Russia doesn’t help itself, however, by imposing its tough visa restrictions on St Petersburg. This should be one of the most popular UK weekend break destinations, but in reality few people are willing to go to the trouble of arranging the necessary paperwork for the sake of a 2-3 night trip.
The good news is that Wizz Air has announced new routes to Moscow and St Petersburg from London Luton.
The services start on 1st October, just in time for the suspension of the British Airways St Petersburg flight on 4th October. The only other direct option from the UK is the Aeroflot service from London Gatwick.