22nd Oct 2004, 08:57
just curious,does anyone know if Pulkovo airlines is a scheduled or charter company? also,where are they based.Have only recently seen them around,but seems they have quite a nice network.(i've seen their acft at ZRH and LHR) thanks:ok:
22nd Oct 2004, 09:09
maybe this link may help
pullkovo link-----------> (http://eng.pulkovo.ru/)
22nd Oct 2004, 09:19
Very nice,thanks a million:ok:
22nd Oct 2004, 11:21
I can assure you that Pulkovo list of destinations is not accurate, they do not serve many of the places listed there, nor have they done so in the past.
I can assure you that Pulkovo list of destinations is not accurate
However the Pulkovo timetable on the same site is accurate. Look at the 14 day period option for destination "---" to see all their flights from St Petersburg, scheduled and charter. Pulkovo also operate the airport of the same name at St Petersburg for all airlines and that destination list seems to include every scheduled and charter destination ever done from there !
Pulkovo are the old Aeroflot Leningrad (now called St Petersburg) directorate from Soviet days. They have been operating under this name for some years. They have a sizeable fleet, mainly of Il86 widebodies, Tu154 and Tu134, and being the only airline based at St Petersburg do a lot of both domestic and international routes from there, scheduled and charter. They also do a few charters out of Moscow, particularly to Germany. The Il86s mainly get used on the shuttle from St Pete to Moscow during the week and on charters to resorts in Turkey and elsewhere at weekends.
The Saturday morning Heathrow operation (Ms WHBM arrived by it from St Pete last Saturday !) was taken over by Pulkovo earlier this year, although before that it was an Aeroflot flight but used chartered Pulkovo aircraft as Aeroflot don't base in St Pete, so the change was only behind the scenes.
23rd Oct 2004, 13:06
thanks for the info.by any chance,would you know how their service compares to a western carrier in terms of acft interior/comfort etc?:confused:
What others think (with photos)
Often nice food, OK accommodation (several of the Tu154s seem to have been refurbished internally), pleasant cabin staff, good punctuality. It's a prestige job as an FA there and a long way from the old Aeroflot days.
On the 154s the rearmost seats next to the engines can be noisy.