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Russian officials are keeping busy at this year's Paris Air Show, hoping to drum up both civilian and military orders, despite the noticeable absence of Russian aircraft from the event, AFP writes. Only two Russian aircraft can be spotted among the dozens crowded on the tarmac at the Le Bourget...
Sheremetyevo is on target for another record-breaking year after registering a 15.4% rise in passenger traffic in the first five months of 2019, Airport World reported. The airport recently published its performance results for May and the first five months of 2019. A total of 18.7 million passengers passed through...
Russia’s TransClassService (TCS), a Russian private operator of passenger services, sold some of the shares in TC Grand Service Express, a company operating the Grand Express luxury train from Moscow to St. Petersburg, TCS said on Tuesday, according to TASS. "In view of development of other kinds of railway passenger...
Royal Flight, a Sheremetyevo-based Russian passenger charter carrier, has become the newest operator of the wide-body aircraft Boeing 777 with the delivery of a B777-300ER, which was previously operated by Emirates, Rusaviainsider.com reports. The aircraft comes re-configured to a two-class layout and includes 14 seats in business class and...
Turkey will again be the number one destination for Russian tourists this summer, the Association of Tour Operators in Russia (ATOR) has said, according to Interfax. Russian tourists have again decided in favor of Turkey for their vacations, which is seen by a 10%-15% rise in demand for Turkish tourist...
Russian flag-carrier Aeroflot has kicked off a new codeshare partnership with Vietnam Airlines. The accord between the two companies will cover both domestic and international programs in Russia and Vietnam and will allow passengers to have an enhanced connectivity between several destinations in both countries, Breaking Travel News reported. The Aeroflot-Vietnam...
Sri Lanka’s tour operators are slashing hotel rates and pushing promotions in key markets like Russia to woo visitors back to its deserted beaches after deadly Easter bombings battered the island country’s tourism industry, Business Standard reports. Tourism, an important driver of Sri Lanka’s GDP, tanked after Islamist bombers...
Russia’s Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturizm) and the governors of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novgorod, Tver regions announced the signing of an agreement to develop the joint inter-regional tourism project “Sovereign’s Road,” TASS reports. The document was signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). Authorities hope the new route...
On June 1, Russia’s largest airline, Aeroflot, launched regular flights from Sheremetyevo to Marseille. The next day, on June 2, Brussels Airlines launched its first direct flight from Brussels to Moscow. With the latest additions, Sheremetyevo’s route network now includes over 220 destinations. The Moscow - Marseille route will be...
A number of Russian airports, including Sheremetyevo International Airport, are having their names changed upon orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Independent reported. Putin has ordered that the three top airports in Moscow are now named after notable citizens. These are the most prominent of 40 new names for airports...