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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 flagship carrier Aeroflot is not planning to fire staff in the near future, CEO Vitaly Saveliev said in an interview with TASS project Top Business Officials. "We haven’t cut a single job and we have no plans to do this in the near future. We hope that the situation...
More details have emerged on Aeroflot Group’s plot regarding its low-cost division Pobeda Airlines. The budget airline is slated to become Russia’s largest carrier by passenger numbers in two years and its 175-strong mixed fleet will be dominated by large Airbus narrow-bodies by 2028, Russian Aviation Insider reported. Scant official information made available after...
Sheremetyevo International Airport’s Terminal D began servicing international and domestic flights on August 1. The opening of Terminal D was made possible by the gradual ending of restrictions on domestic and international passenger traffic and the gradual increase in the number of flights arriving at and departing from the...
The first regular flight has departed Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport following the resumption of international flights. According to the airport’s flight information display system, the flight, headed to Istanbul, departed at 07:45 am, TASS reported. The Federal Air Transport Agency said earlier that the aircraft operating the flight was capable of...
Russians have been trying to obtain foreign passports and residence permits in unprecedented numbers since the coronavirus pandemic shut borders worldwide, Forbes Russia reported Monday. Demand for foreign residence permits was up 20% in March-May 2020 compared with the same period last year, Forbes reported, citing data from the Knight...
Sheremetyevo International Airport handled more than 134,000 tonnes of cargo and 15,000 tonnes of mail in the first six months of 2020, despite the crisis in air travel caused by the spread of coronavirus infection. Sheremetyevo Airport retains its leading position as the largest cargo handler of the Moscow...
Aeroflot plans using 200 Russian SSJ 100 and MC-21 passenger jets by 2026, the company said in its annual report. The aircraft fleet in total is planned to be expanded from 360 as of 2019 year-end to about 520. "200 domestically produced SSJ 100 and MC-21 airplanes should become operational...
S7 Airlines resumes sales tickets from Moscow with the destination in Turkish cities of Antalya and Dalaman. Flights will restart from August 10, the airline says in its press release, TASS writes. "S7 Airlines has opened air tickets sales for scheduled flights of the air carrier from Moscow to Turkish...
The European Union will remain closed to Russian citizens until at least mid-August, The Moscow Times reported citing TASS. After three months of being closed to nonessential travel, the EU reopened its borders on July 1 to visitors from countries that were considered to have controlled their coronavirus outbreaks. The...