Pulkovo Aviation (FV) Enterprise was a completely state owned company, boasting of being the third largest airline in Russia. It operated chiefly from the Pulkovo International Airport. As of 2003, Pulkovo Aviation employed about 7000 workers and transported around 910000 passengers both domestically and internationally. It ceased its functioning in 2006 after completing a merger with an airline named 'Rossiya' following a presidential order. The merger and acquisition has created a new major player in Russian aviation with strong operational hubs at Moscow and St Petersburg. Post merger the government has plans of expanding the fleet of the new company with the order of 20 new aircrafts. The fleet size has increased substantially with 29 commercially available aircrafts and 36 government crafts for official purposes. The new post merger airline operates scheduled as well as charter flights out of St Petersburg and Moscow. Pulkovo Aviation has completely shut down its operations and functions as one company along with Rossiya.