Wizz Air is postponing the opening of the St. Petersburg base until December 3
Wizz Air (W6 - Hungary) announced that it will postpone the opening of its first base in Russia, at St. Petersburg Airport, until December 3, 2020. Travel restrictions related to COVID-19 have affected travel to and from Russia.
Wizz Air originally intended to allocate a single A320-200 aircraft to St. Petersburg Airport on September 18, 2020.
The postponement of the opening of the St. Petersburg base leads to the postponement of the opening of flights to Salzburg, Oslo Gardermoen, Copenhagen Kastrup, Stockholm Skavsta and Malta.
Flights operated by Wizz Air to St. Petersburg from its other bases (Budapest, Bratislava, Bucharest Otopeni, Vilnius and Sofia) remain suspended for the time being. According to the operational program, the first flight Bucharest - Saint Petersburg will be on December 6.
Wizz Air UK service in London Luton was briefly resumed in August, but was suspended again on 28 August after only two flights.
At present, foreigners cannot travel to Russia. However, residents and nationals of certain countries, including the United Kingdom, are exempted from the ban if they present a negative PCR test for COVID-19.