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Several of Russia’s regional airline carriers have been forced to go out of business after a series of government policies, signaling an alarm for the general situation in the country’s domestic airline sector, The Eurasia Daily Monitor wrote citing Russian media. Moscow has ended most subsidies to air carriers, closed the...
Russian low-cost carrier Pobeda Airlines is to launch a new direct service from Saint Petersburg to London Stansted, Travel Weekly UK reports. Starting on 12 October this year, the new service will connect Russia’s second largest city with London’s fastest growing airport four-times a week using one of the airline’s...
Sheremetyevo International Airport (SVO) celebrated its fourth consecutive year as one of Europe's top airports for Airport Service Quality at the annual ceremony for the Airports Council International (ACI) awards in Halifax last week. Among airports with a passenger flow of 25-40 million, SVO was recognized as the best airport in Europe for service quality, a...
More than 300,000 foreign patients came to Russia for medical services in Russia in 2018, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova said on Tuesday, according to TASS news agency. "If you recall, we reported the results – 20,000 foreign patients in 2016, 120,000 in 2017; according to preliminary data, over 300,000,"...
Travel retailers and industry associations operating in Russia are welcoming a new law allowing the opening of arrivals duty free stores across all international airports, seaports and river crossings in the country, TR Business reported. The long-awaited EAEU Customs Code was passed by the Russian government on 12 January 2019....
Tanzania has scooped the Best Destination award in the Exotic Destination category in a poll conducted by the National Geographic Magazine’s Russian travel guide, IPP Media reports. According to a statement released yesterday by Tanzania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, the country’s ambassador to Russia, Simon...
London Heathrow Airport held onto its status as Europe’s busiest hub last year with a pack of four challengers almost neck-and-neck in the competition for second place, Bloomberg reported. Moscow’s Sheremetyevo joined the regional top 10 at the expense of Rome’s Fiumicino terminal, spurred by a surge in soccer fans...
Pegas Touristik, a Russian tour operator which organizes about 300 charter flights every season, has decided to discontinue its charter operations in India’s Goa from January 12, The Times of India reports. Joao Xavier Miranda of Cicerone Air Transport Services, an airline representative firm, said Pegas’ decision is due to...
Around 460,000 holidaymakers from Russia have visited Dubai in the first nine months of 2018, a 60% increase compared to the same period last year, the emirate’s tourism authority has said, according to Prian.ru. An increase in Russian overnight guests was the result of 19% growth in air capacity across non-stop...
According to Aviation Tribune Sheremetyevo International Airport welcomed the first flight from Damascus operated by Syrian airline Cham Wings Airlines on November 07, 2018. The new scheduled flights between Damascus and Moscow's Sheremetyevo will be operated on Wednesdays with an Airbus A320 configured with 12 seats in first class and...