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Visit | Trip Advisory  | 13.01.23

New Armenian Airline Starts Flying to Russia

A new airline from Armenia, “Armenian Airlines”, formed in December 2022, plans to start flights to Russian cities this year, as stated on the carrier’s website.  “The starting route program of Armenian Airlines includes four international destinations from Zvartnots base airport: to Moscow, Samara, Sochi, and Vladikavkaz,” the message says. It is specified that the

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 12.01.23

Russian Airline Resumed Flights to China After 3-Year Break

The Russian airline “Aurora” has resumed regular flights to China from Khabarovsk International Airport to the Chinese city of Harbin after a three-year break caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  It is noted that flights to China will be carried out by the carrier once a week, on Mondays, in the period from February 6 to

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 22.12.22

Russian Airlines Received More Permits on Flights Abroad

The Russian airline ‘Red Wings’ has received more permits for flights abroad, including flights to Azerbaijan and China, which is stated on the website of the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviation).  It is specified that flights to Baku from Orenburg and to Sanya from Novosibirsk are planned to be carried out five and twice a

If West Takes Diplomat Visit for Threat, Things Very Bad There – Russia’s Foreign Minister Says

Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said that the refusal of Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria to give permission for his flight to Serbia led to the cancellation of his visit to this country, calling this decision unprecedented and unthinkable.  Lavrov’s visit to Serbia was scheduled for June 6-7. On the eve, the official representative of

SkyTeam Suspended Aeroflot’s Membership

SkyTeam airline alliance announced suspension of membership of the ‘Aeroflot’ Russian airline.  “SkyTeam and Aeroflot have agreed to temporarily suspend the airline’s SkyTeam membership. We are working to limit the impact for customers and will inform those affected by any changes to SkyTeam benefits and services,” the alliance reported. Aeroflot confirmed the temporary suspension of

EU Blacklisted 20 Russian Airlines

The European Commission has included 20 Russian airlines in the EU Air Safety List. The list includes the largest Russian airlines, such as Aeroflot, Rossiya, Pobeda, UTair, S7. These companies are prohibited from flying within the EU borders, “because they do not comply with international safety standards.”  The blacklisting of companies “reflects serious security concerns

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 29.03.22

TUI and Intourist Launch Charters From Moscow to Dagestan and Chechnya

Tour operators TUI and Intourist will launch tourist charters from Moscow to Makhachkala (Dagestan) and Grozny (Chechnya), according to the head of Rostourism Zarina Doguzova.  The department agreed with the mentioned above companies to create affordable turnkey travel offers that include logistics, accommodation, and excursions, Doguzova noted. According to her, the first charter will fly

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 16.03.22

Russia Helped More Than 80% Its Tourists Get Back From Abroad

Tour operators, with the support of the Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism), ensured the return from abroad of more than 80 per cent of organized Russian tourists, which was reported on March 16 by the press service of the agency.   Russians abroad faced blocking of bank cards, delay and cancellation of flights. However, so far

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 02.03.22

Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia Welcome Russian Tourists

The authorities of Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia confirmed that the countries are waiting for Russian tourists, which was reported to journalists in the press service of the Federal Tourism Agency.  The day before, the Head of the Federal Tourism Agency, Zarina Doguzova, had a conversation with the Minister of Tourism of the Tunisian Republic Mohamed

Visit | Trip Advisory  | 01.03.22

Russian Aviation Offered Country Residents Abroad Two Ways to Return Home

Rosaviation is working on the issue of organizing humanitarian flights from the countries where most Russians are located.  “The implementation of humanitarian flights will be possible subject to positive decisions of the aviation authorities of the EU countries from/through which these flights will be organized,” the publication states. Thus, Rosaviation, together with the Russian Foreign

Russia Closed Sky for Several Dozen Countries

Russia has closed the airspace to 36 countries as a response to the closure of airspace for Russian aircraft.   “In accordance with the norms of international law, as a response to the ban of European states on flights of civil aircraft operated by Russian air carriers and/or registered in Russia, a restriction has been imposed

Insight | St. Petersburg  | 11.01.22

Passenger Traffic at Pulkovo Airport Increased by 65%

Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg served 18.1 million people in 2021, which is 65.4 per cent more than the same indicator in 2020, when, according to the Federal Agency for Air Transport, 10.9 million people were transported.  As reported, on domestic flights, 15.5 million passengers out of 18.1 million people were served, which is 28

Business | Technology  | 22.12.21

S7 Performed First Flight in Russia Using Biofuels

Fueled with a mixture of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) based on organic compounds and classic jet fuel, the new A320neo took off from the Airbus factory in Toulouse (France) on Wednesday, December 22, and landed at Moscow Domodedovo Airport.    As specified, the flight was a transfer, without passengers on board. The share of biofuels