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At least 20 new services between Russia and France with several new routes are being launched at the start of the IATA summer season, leading to expectations of a marked increase in the number of passengers, Rusaviainsider.com reported. Last year, Russia and France signed an air service agreement to...
Russia’s national air carrier, Aeroflot, has launched its 2019 summer timetable, which features 159 destinations (up from 146 a year ago), Interfax reported. The airline’s destinations include 58 cities within Russia and 101 in 53 other countries around the world, in the upcoming summer season. The IATA summer season kicked off...
The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has laid out a roadmap for developing a strategy for the tourism industry over the next six years, which proposes up to 100 billion rubles ($1.53 billion) in funding until 2024, a federal official told business newspaper Vedomosti. According to the official, these...
Sheremetyevo Airport’s Terminal B received the prestigious 5-stars rating from the British rating agency Skytrax, RIA Novosti reported. The award ceremony took place on March 27 in London, as part of the Passenger Terminal Expo. Until recently, the highest rating belonged to only nine airports, one of which is in...
Russian tourism to the state of Quintana Roo has grown by 40 percent over the last two years, local news outlet La Verdad reported citing local tourism authorities. Russia’s honorary consul in the state, Armina Wolpert, explained that one reason for the growth is the operation of direct flights,...
Russian privately owned regional air carrier Nordavia has announced it is officially launching its re-branded image, changing its name to Smartavia to emphasize its commitment to new technologies, Rusaviainsider.com reports. The rebranding will be implemented gradually throughout this year, with the first aircraft sporting the airline’s new livery scheduled for...
Vietnam Airlines will move its Moscow operations from Domodedovo to Sheremetyevo airport starting July 2, Asia Travel Tips informs. The move to Sheremetyevo International Airport will facilitate Vietnam Airlines’ cooperation and partnership with Russia’s major carrier Aeroflot, as the two airlines target to begin codesharing on domestic routes in Vietnam...
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...
British global travel company Thomas Cook is in talks about purchasing Russian tour operator Biblio Globus, two sources close to both companies’ leadership told business newspaper Vedomosti. According to the sources, the deal was expected to be announced in the middle of the week at the Moscow International Travel &...
A rise in early bookings by Russian tour operators for travel packages to Greece is leading Greek authorities to expect more than one million Russian holidaymakers to visit the country this year, Gtp.gr reports. Early bookings from Russia are up by 15 percent, the Greek Tourism Ministry said on Thursday...