Smartavia operates first commercial service

    Smartavia operated (11-Apr-2019) its first commercial service from Arkhangelsk to St Petersburg on 10-Apr-2019 with a 189 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Smartavia director general Sergey Savostin said the carrier plans to take delivery of seven Boeing aircraft by mid summer 2019. The carrier plans to operate 18 domestic and international St Petersburg services in summer 2019. Commercial director Svetlana Rodionova said the carrier will base operations at Saint Petersburg Pulkovo Airport and plans to launch services to ArmeniaAzerbaijanRostov and Ufa, and increase Batumi and Tbilisi frequencies. [more – original PR – Russian]