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Pulkovo Airlines Start Flights To The Red Sea  
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Posted (8 years 4 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5629 times:

One of the largest Russian airlines, Pulkovo Airlines, will launch scheduled flights to two resorts located on the Red Sea Riveiera in Egypt this winter. Effective 29/10/06 the airline will launch 4x weekly flights to both Sharm El Sheikh (SSH) and Hurghada (HRG) from St Petersburg (LED). They will use the 350-seater IL-86 on all flights.


The schedules are as follows:


Hurghada (HRG):

LED HRG FV269 -23--67 10:00/14:00 5hr00min 0 IL-86
HRG LED FV270 -23--67 15:30/21:40 5hr10min 0 IL-86


Sharm El Sheikh (SSH):

LED SSH FV279 --3--67 08:00/12:00 5hr00min 0 IL-86
LED SSH FV279 -2----- 11:30/15:30 5hr00min 0 IL-86
SSH LED FV280 --3--67 13:30/19:40 5hr10min 0 IL-86
SSH LED FV280 -2----- 17:00/23:10 5hr10min 0 IL-86


Currently they have charter flights to Egypt with TU-154s.


The airline will join Siberia Airlines (year-round) and Transero (summer-only) in offering scheduled flights between Russia and the two Red Sea resorts.



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http://eng.pulkovo.ru/


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User currently offlineAY104 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 505 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5577 times:

Thanks for that bit of info. I had actually never heard of that airline, but found it very interestin to check out their website. I was surprised how large it is and the number of cities it serves.
Cheers,
Carl (AY104)



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4927 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5476 times:

Are these flights seasonal or year round?

I take it Siberia Airlines and Transaero use DME as their Russian departure point?



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User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

Quoting AY104 (Reply 1):
Thanks for that bit of info. I had actually never heard of that airline, but found it very interestin to check out their website. I was surprised how large it is and the number of cities it serves.

Carl, I was too surprised at the size of the airline. In fact I only heard about Pulkovo when this news was announced.

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
Are these flights seasonal or year round?

Well the schedule shows the flights up until 28/03/07, so either they're seasonal services or they still haven't uploading the schedule for S07.

Quoting Humberside (Reply 2):
I take it Siberia Airlines and Transaero use DME as their Russian departure point?

Yes Transaero Airlines and Siberia Airlines services are from Domodedovo (DME).


Horus

p.s. I'd like to add my condolences to the victims of the Pulkovo Tu-154 crash today
Breaking News: Russian Jet Crashed (by Tony Lu Aug 22 2006 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineCO7e7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2849 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5380 times:

Quoting Horus (Thread starter):
They will use the 350-seater IL-86 on all flights.

Is there a high demand on this route that they're using an IL-86 instead of a Tu-154 ?

-Zaki


User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 59
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5167 times:

Quoting CO7e7 (Reply 4):
Is there a high demand on this route that they're using an IL-86 instead of a Tu-154 ?

The Russian market has been booming since 2004. Latest figures from the first quarter of 2006 shows a 45 per cent increase in Russian tourist arrivals over the same period last year.

You also have Egypt's Travco travel agency who agreed with Mostravel, the company's agent in Russia, to increase the frequency of seven winter flights to 18 weekly flights to Sharm El-Sheikh and 13 to Hurghada as opposed to 14 and 12 weekly flights in 2006 respectively.*

Egypt is the second most important leisure destination from Russia with just over half a million tourists (Turkey is number one with 1.5 million)**

Hurghada has always been popular with Russians and in recent years Sharm El Sheikh has seen a rapid growth in arrivals from the country.


So to answer your question, yes the demand is there to suffice the use of the IL-86.


* http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/797/tr42.htm
** http://www.world-tourism.org/members...liate/eng/m_to_m/april32/TMI_1.htm


Horus



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