Transaero Airlines is to launch a twice-weekly direct service between Heathrow and St Petersburg from October 29 this year.

It is the first time the route has been operated by Transaero.

The scheduled service will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The flights, operating under the flight numbers UN416 and 415, will depart Heathrow at 18.30, arriving at 1.50am local time at St Petersburg’s Pulkovo Airport. The return flights will depart St Petersburg at 15.40, arriving at Heathrow at 16.10. The flight duration is 3h 30min.

Fares will start from £186 including taxes.

Tickets are on sale at

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