Pula Airport welcomed its first international arrival this year on Sunday, April 25th. Russian air carrier S7 Airlines (S7/SBI), a member of OneWorld Alliance resumed its flight operations to Croatia with this flight. Moscow (Domodedovo Airport) - Pula route is offered for this year with only one flight a week, on Sundays. It is much less then before the pandemic, when S7 Airlines operated up to 5 flights a week from Moscow to Pula, operated with a larger Ilyushin IL-86. The second Sankt Petersburg - Pula route, which was operated with one flight a week, is not in offer for this year. Beside Pula, S7 Airlines doesn't offer any flights to Dubrovnik for this year, which was also operated before the pandemic. Their flight operations to Split and Zadar were discontinued several years before the pandemic.
The first arrival from Moscow to Pula was operated with a new Airbus A320Neo (in the picture). This aircraft with serial number 8935 and VP-BWN registration is less then 2 years old. It was bulit in June 2019 for this Russian air carrier. S7 Airlines already received 25 new Airbus A320Neos and 4 larger new Airbus A321Neos. The Airbus A320Neo should operate flights to Pula only in May. After that, an older Boeing 737-800 is announced for the rest of this season.