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Russia’s Ural Airlines said it cancelled flights between Moscow and Novosibirsk on Friday after the company’s Airbus A321 crash landed in the Moscow region a day earlier, RIA Novosti reported. Flight U6 100 from Domodedovo scheduled for 10:25 pm Moscow time on August 15 and Flight U6 99 from Novosibirsk...
Russian and Japanese tour operators and tourism authorities are joining efforts to increase the number of yearly visits to the Southern Kuril Islands of Kunashir and Iturup, BigAsia.ru reported citing the Russian Federal Tourism Agency (Rosturizm). At a meeting on Thursday, the two sides discussed boosting the number of tourists...
Russian air transport companies jointly carried 14.13 million passengers in July 2019, exceeding the figure for the same period last year by 9.9 per cent, preliminary figures released by the country’s aviation authority Rosaviatsiya reveal, according to Kommersant.  Passenger turnover reached 34.55 billion RPKs, a 11.2 per cent improvement year-on-year. Three...
After Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev saw Heathrow airport in London, he decided to build the same in Moscow. Russia Beyond put together some key moments in the history of Russia’s largest airport. On August 11, 1959, the first Tu-104 with passengers from Leningrad arrived at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. The following...
Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) celebrates its 60th anniversary on Sunday. Built as the main airdrome of the Soviet Air Force, it was later transformed into a civil airport, and handled its first commercial flight – a Tupolev 104 service from Leningrad – on August 11, 1959. Today, the airport handles...
Russia is getting closer to developing its own supersonic business jet, with testing of the state-of-the-art aircraft beginning this month in the supersonic wind tunnel at the Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, AINonline reported. Industry analysts and media reports said the main goal of these tests is evaluating parameters...
The net losses of Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot have almost doubled in the first six months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the company said, according to Ato.ru. Russia’s biggest airline posted a net loss of 14.1 billion rubles ($220 million), dragged down by a disappointing fiscal first-quarter...
Around 200 Russian holidaymakers were stranded at airports in Bulgaria’s summer resorts of Varna and Burgas over the weekend due to problems with airline Bulgaria Air, Dnevnik.bg reported citing Russia’s Honorary Consul in Burgas Tonko Fotev. "Due to problems with planes, the Bulgaria Air carrier altered the schedule of flights...
Sheremetyevo International Airport in the Moscow Region is recognized as the best global air harbor in the rating prepared by the UK-based Stasher, the luggage service provider, TASS reports. Sheremetyevo ranks first in the airport rating with 6.50 points earned across eight individual indicators. The Moscow airport turned out to...
The Finish Embassy and consulates in Russia will no longer provide Russian citizens with facilities when applying for a short-term visa to the Schengen Area, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, according to Vedomosti. “As of 1 September 2019, the Embassy of Finland in Moscow, Finland’s Consulate General in...