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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...
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...
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...
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...
In the wake of the biggest international event held in Russia last year, the FIFA Soccer World Cup, Russian authorities decided to extend visa-free entry to the country for foreign citizens with Fan IDs after the World Cup ended. Now, this move seems to have yielded its fruit, as...
ACI World’s globally-established Airport Service Quality programme reveals the best airports for customer service world wide, in the opinion of their own passengers, International Airport Review reports. The Airport Service Quality (ASQ) programme is the world’s leading airport passenger service and benchmarking programme. The ASQ Departures programme measures passengers’ satisfaction...
Lawmakers in Russia’s State Duma (lower house of parliament) have passed a bill banning hostels in residential buildings, a measure that risks severely limiting affordable accommodation options for travelers, Lenta.ru reports. “Living accommodations in an apartment building cannot be used to provide hotel services,” the bill, which was first submitted...
Russian mobile operator Beeline has launched its multi-media entertainment area in the Sheremetyevo Airport, Telecompaper reported. Business-class passengers departing from the D terminal of the airport are able to use the services and multi-media devices. Beeline is a telecommunications brand by PJSC VimpelCom, the third-largest wireless and second-largest telecommunications operator in...