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Saint Petersburg Pulkovo airport

Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Russia in terms of passenger numbers. In 2018, Pulkovo served 18.1 million passengers, which is 12.4% more than in 2017. The route network of St. Petersburg includes 162 domestic and international destinations to which 75 airlines perform scheduled flights. The modern infrastructure and operational efficiency allows Pulkovo Airport to provide passengers with world-class services.

St. Petersburg has an excellent geographic location for convenient and easy flights between Europe and Asia. In 2018, the city was named the best destination for cultural tourism by the World Travel Awards.

Vladimir Yakushev, CEO of Northern Capital Gateway LLC, the operator of Pulkovo Airport, said: “We are tremendously pleased to host the first ‘Silk Sky’ in St. Petersburg together with GTI Events. We invite the aviation and tourism professionals to join the forum for the unique market insights and new business opportunities and truly look forward to be welcoming the participants at Pulkovo St. Petersburg Airport soon.”

Yevgeny Pankevich, Chairman of the St. Petersburg Committee for Tourism Development, noted: “For Saint Petersburg, it is a great honor to become the first host city for the new ‘Silk Sky’ international aviation and tourism forum. The Northern capital of Russia is the world’s leading cultural and tourism destination and, due to its advantageous geographical location, has a high potential as a hub between Europe and Asia. I am confident the event will become a perfect platform for creating new Eurasian transport links and will make a significant contribution to the development of the global “Belt and Road” initiative.”

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