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On August 11, 1959, a civil aviation aircraft, the scheduled Tu-104, landed for the first time in Sheremetyevo near Moscow, bringing passengers from Leningrad. This date is considered the birthday of the airport, which was originally created as a military airfield, Russian media report. Eleven months later, on June 1,...
Russian cargo airline AirBridgeCargo and the biggest aircraft lessor in the Middle East, Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), have agreed on a deal for three new Boeing 777 freighter planes, Logistics Middle East reports. Under the arrangement, DAE’s leasing division DAE Capital will purchase three new Boeing 777 freighter aircraft...
The management of Ramport Aero, operator of Russia’s Zhukovsky Airport (ZIA), has decided to create a new airline called WeGo Air – which, it is hoped, will become the base carrier at the airport, Interfax reports. The new passenger airline is being prepared to start operations next April, initially...
The Tourism and Exhibition Authority of Bahrain (BTEA) says the country attracted more than 10,000 Russian tourists through a charter program operated by tour operator Coral Travel, Zawya reports. This was part of the BTEA’s efforts to attract tourists from new markets to the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the first...
Crimea received about 1.5 million tourists in July, Head of the republic Sergey Aksenov said on Tuesday, TASS reported. "From July 1 to July 31, 1.432 mln tourists vacationed in Crimea. Of these, 31.9% arrived by air, 62.7% - via Crimean Bridge by cars and buses, 5% - by rail,...
Russia's state-owned airline Aeroflot will introduce hand luggage-only fares for some of its medium-haul flights at the beginning of April, Kommersant reported on Tuesday. The new fares come after increased passenger demand for charges to reflect this lighter style of travel. The discounts will apply to select flights operated by Aeroflot...
Russia will suspend the air traveling to and from the United Kingdom for a week from December 22 in view of a new coronavirus strain appeared there, the coronavirus infection response center told reporters on Monday, TASS reports. "The response center for novel coronavirus infection import and spread prevention made...
Domestic tourism in Russia may resume in July, but the country’s resorts will have to reduce prices by 20-40% in order to attract visitors after the pandemic, the CEO of tour operator Intourist Victor Topolkaraev has said, according to Finmarket. “If the situation with coronavirus will go on a positive...
Japan Airlines (JAL) has revealed plans to return to Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport after 12 years at competitor Domodedovo (DME). The reversal follows a new business partnership agreement announced in 2017 by JAL and Aeroflot Russian Airlines, whose capital city gateway hub is located at Sheremetyevo, Russian Aviation Insider...
Russian low-cost carrier Pobeda Airlines, a subsidiary of state-owned Aeroflot Group, has announced its schedule for the IATA 2020 summer season, V-kurse.ru reports. The schedule features 104 destinations, including 81 domestic and 23 international routes, although this year’s summer program offers less than the 120 routes the carrier provided in...