According to data provided by Aviasales, Russian leading travel search engine, new routes dumped the average booking value up to 42.6 per cent. For instance:
- Vilnius, from €102 to €70
- Bratislava, from €67 to €30
- Sofia, from €92 to €40
- Bucharest, from €122 to €70
In total, the European LLC operates on six routes from Pulkovo including Budapest and London-Luton.
Aviasales’ experts noted the same price strategy for the service to London. Wizz Air decreased the average booking value twice from €230 to €96 when LCC launched its flights to the UK capital city in October 2019.
Meanwhile, Wizz Air is the low-cost carrier that operates the biggest flight network from Pulkovo airport. In 2019, Wizz Air served over 111,1 thousand passengers at Pulkovo Airport, which is 59.4% more than in 2018. In total, International traffic to Pulkovo increased by 5.4% and amounted to 7,066,167 passengers for the 11 months of 2019.