Aeroflot began operating a new programme of direct flights from six Russian regions to Mineralnye Vody. Passengers can enjoy Aeroflot’s convenient flights from Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Ufa, Perm, Kazan and Samara.
From 18 January, Aeroflot launches direct flights from Irkutsk to Bangkok. The twice weekly flights to Thailand’s capital will be operated on Boeing 737-800 aircraft on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flight duration is 6 hours 25 minutes.
Aeroflot Group has opened direct regular flights from Saint-Petersburg to Istanbul and Samarkand.
Air Arabia Abu Dhabi, the capital’s first low-cost carrier, has announced the launch of its new route from Abu Dhabi to Moscow in Russia.
Ukraine’s war-battered economy is expected to shrink by at least a third this year, hitting virtually every sector. This includes the tourism industry, which officials say had started to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic before Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
Many airline and aviation employees received notices just a day after Russia’s mobilization order was announced.
Aeroflot is the official carrier of the 2nd International Tiger Forum, to be held in Vladivostok on 5 September 2022, the opening day of the Eastern Economic Forum. Aeroflot will provide transportation for the participants of the Forum on comfortable Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with liveries decorated with the Forum’s logo. The passenger cabins are fitted with specially branded headrests
EU-wide sanctions are making it harder for Russians to visit the bloc. Additional visa restrictions mean many Russians are spending their holidays elsewhere.
Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine, while and first and foremost a humanitarian tragedy, has caused widespread economic damage across the globe, not least in travel and tourism.
European budget carrier Wizz Air has suspended plans to resume flights from the Russian capital of Moscow to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, amid mounting criticism over the relaunch decision this month.