Monday, December 5, 2022
Russian airlines are looking for compensation from the government after the Kremlin’s ban on direct flights to Georgia cost them a combined 3.2 billion rubles ($50 million), Vedomosti reported Wednesday. President Vladimir Putin ordered a temporary ban of passenger flights from Russia to Georgia this summer following an outbreak of unrest in...
Shoppers from the United States and Russia will help boost the British economy with their shopping habits this Christmas, new research has predicted, according to the Retail Gazette. In the run-up to Christmas, tourism shopping tax-refund company Global Blue forecast a 14 percent increase in tax-free transactions from U.S. shoppers and a...
Eight years after the onset of the bloody war in Syria, the flow of tourists into the Middle East country is beginning to recover, two Russian tour operators told Kommersant.  The companies have launched the sale of organized tours to Syria but one of them said it has so far...
Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport celebrated its 60th anniversary on August 11 this year. Originally built as a military airbase, SVO witnessed its first commercial flight in 1959 and has grown to become Russia’s busiest airport. Airport Technology's Varsha Saraogi looks back at the history of this iconic airport and...
A new development pattern for Russia’s regional and local aviation should be drafted in the first half of 2020 and applied in 2021-2024, Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov on Monday, according to the country’s Parliamentary newspaper. Akimov was speaking at a strategic session on the formation of conceptual approaches of the...
Sheremetyevo International Airport served 42,828,000 people from January through October 2019, an increase of 9.2 percent over the same period last year. There were 325,890 take-off and landing operations in the ten-month period, which was 10.8 percent more than for the same period in 2018. From January to October, passenger...
An exhibit of traditional Russian textiles, organized as part of the Russian Cultural Days in Iran, is being hosted jointly by the cities of Tehran and Qazvin as of November 9, Tehran Times reports. Iran’s deputy tourism minister Pouya Mahmoudian and Russian Deputy Minister of Culture Pavel Stepanov opened the...
Russia’s charter carrier Nordwind Airlines, part of Turkey-backed leisure operator Pegas Touristik Group, will add two Boeing 737-800 narrow-body aircraft, bringing the combined fleet of Nordwind Airlines and its sister carrier Pegas Fly to 46 aircraft, Rusaviainsider.com reports. Both aircraft were built in 2009 and were previously operated by the...
Russian tourists travelling to the member-states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are expected to generate an estimated $1.22 billion in travel and tourism revenue by 2023, an increase of 19% when compared with figures from 2018, according to data published ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2020. Building on this, Saudi...
The Russian market for business aviation is on the verge of big changes, leading Russian experts in the field and senior officials of the Russian Ministry of Sport and Tourism have said, according to AIN Online. Mikhail Titov, vice president of the Russian United National Association of Business Aviation (ONADA), says...