1. Smartavia will increase its frequency of flights and open several destinations during the upcoming New Year holidays. From December 25 of this year to January 9, 2022, the airline will operate flights from Arkhangelsk to Kaliningrad on Sundays, and from Murmansk to Kaliningrad on Saturdays. From December 23 to January 11, Smartavia will schedule additional flights to Sochi from Moscow (Domodedovo), Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Samara, Tyumen and Omsk, and the transportation of skis or snowboards will be free. During the New Year holidays, the airline also offers flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg from Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Kaliningrad, Samara, Rostov-on-Don, Mineralnye Vody, Krasnodar, Orenburg and other cities. Detailed information about the airline's flight program is available on the website Coronavirus prevention rules approved by Rospotrebnadzor and Federal Air Transport Agency continue to apply on all flights of Smartavia.

  2. In November, Utair will launch two new flights to Yerevan - from Sochi and Tyumen. At the moment, the nearest cities to Tyumen, from where a direct flight to Yerevan is possible, are Yekaterinburg and Chelyabinsk. The airline will also continue to fly to the capital of Armenia from Moscow.

    “Utair has always operated passenger flights to Yerevan before the pandemic.And even during the period of limited air traffic, we did not stop flights to Armenia, performing important flights to connect our countries. By agreement with the aviation authorities, in November we are introducing new routes to Yerevan - from Sochi and Tyumen, as well as continuing flights on the Yerevan-Moscow route, ”commented Oleg Semyonov, President of Utair - Passenger Airlines.

    The airline plays a key role in providing passenger and cargo transportation in the regions of Russia, especially in the hard-to-reach regions of the North, and also makes a decisive contribution to air transport support for the exploration, production and transportation of hydrocarbons in Western and Eastern Siberia.

  3. From November 9, AZUR air has increased the number of flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh. Expansion of the flight program became possible after the lifting of restrictions on the performance of regular and charter flights to Egypt.

    Egyptian resorts have always been among the popular holiday destinations for Russians. Direct flights to Hurghada and Sharm el-Sheikh will be carried out from more than 30 cities in Russia. Tickets can be purchased on the official website or as part of a travel package from the airline's partners.

  4. Smartavia has started operating on an autumn-winter schedule that will operate until March 26, 2022. In the next 5 months, Smartavia passengers will be able to fly from Arkhangelsk to Moscow (Domodedovo airport) and St. day. Also, the autumn-winter schedule will include traditional flights from Murmansk to Moscow and St. Petersburg, from Syktyvkar to St. Petersburg, from Naryan-Mar to Arkhangelsk and St. Petersburg.

    The period from November to April is traditionally considered a “low” season for the air transportation market, however, we are tuned in to the active demand from passengers and are ready to offer them a high level of comfort and safety on all our flights. We are optimistic about the resumption of flights to international destinations, which also remain an important part of the airline's flight program, - said Sergey Savostin, CEO of Smartavia.

    From November 9, 2021, Smartavia will open a charter program from several Russian cities to the airports of the Egyptian resort cities of Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh. Flights will be operated from Moscow, St. Petersburg, as well as from Perm, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Samara, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar. On all flights of Smartavia, the rules for the prevention of coronavirus, approved by Rospotrebnadzor and Rosaviatsia, continue to apply.

  5. For the second year in a row, AZUR air has won the World Travel Awards in the Europe's Leading Charter Airline 2021 nomination. The World Travel Awards this year is presented 28 times and annually marks the most attractive airlines, tour operators, resorts, hotels and other representatives of the travel industry. The winners are determined by the results of a large-scale online voting, in which hundreds of thousands of professionals and consumers of travel services participate. The main evaluation criteria are the quality of the product and the level of service. The largest charter airlines in Germany, Turkey and Portugal lost to AZUR air in the fight for the award.

    For almost 7 years, AZUR air has adequately represented Russia in the European tourist charter market, operating direct flights from Russia to world resorts. Recognition as one of the most prestigious awards in the field of tourism means that the airline has grown steadily, despite the challenges and difficulties that the global travel industry has been facing over the past 2 years.

    It should be recalled that at the end of 2020, the carrier became a laureate of the prestigious industry award Skyway Service Award in the main category - "Confronting the Challenges 2020" and was also awarded a special diploma "For the effective adaptation of a business model in a crisis" within the framework of the National Aviation Award "Wings Russia "named after Evgeny Chibiryov.

  6. Nordwind Airlines launches direct regular flights to Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) from the St. Petersburg Pulkovo airport. Flights are scheduled from December 19, weekly on Sundays. Currently, there are no direct flights from St. Petersburg to Karlovy Vary, only with a transfer in Moscow.

    When planning your trip, you should familiarize yourself with the information on the applicable visa rules and conditions when entering the country of destination. Details are available on the official website of the Embassy of the Czech Republic of the Russian Federation in Moscow.

    Detailed information on flights and additional services can be obtained on the website of the airline

  7. RusLine Airlines, one of the leading players in the Russian regional transportation market, is launching the sale of air tickets from Kazan to 7 Russian cities in the autumn-winter period. “Tatarstan is one of the main tourist regions of Russia, and RusLine strives to improve transport accessibility and connect the republic with as many other cities as possible. If in the fall of last year in the route network of the company there were only 4 directions from Kazan, then this year in the autumn-winter schedule RusLine will operate flights to 7 cities of Russia. Further expansion of the route network will allow the regions to establish economic ties, as well as exchange cultural experience and increase tourist attractiveness, ”comments Alexander Krutov, Deputy General Director for Commerce of RusLine Airlines. You can get acquainted with the schedule in detail and purchase tickets on the official website of the airline

  8. Since the beginning of October, AZUR air has resumed flights to Sharm el-Sheikh and Hurghada on Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft. Flights to Sharm el-Sheikh are planned from Astrakhan, Barnaul, Vladivostok, Zhukovsky, Krasnodar, Makhachkala, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, St. Petersburg and Tomsk.

    The carrier plans to fly to Hurghada from Makhachkala and St. Petersburg. In November, the airline will expand the program of flights to the resort cities of Egypt from the regions. The schedule will include flights to Sharm el-Sheikh from Arkhangelsk and Surgut. AZUR air plans to deliver passengers to the resorts of Hurghada from Arkhangelsk, Novokuznetsk, Surgut, Tomsk and Khabarovsk.

    It should be noted that AZUR air made its first flight under the brand name to Sharm el-Sheikh in December 2014, and from May 1, 2021, the airline began operating flights to the Egyptian capital Cairo. Tickets can be purchased as part of a travel package from the airline's partners.

  9. Air Astana has increased the number of flights from Russia to Kazakhstan. Since October 4, regular flights from Moscow to Nur-Sultan will be operated 5 times a week, and flights on the Moscow - Almaty route will be operated daily.

    On October 9, Air Astana will resume its regular flight from St. Petersburg to Nur-Sultan. The flight will be operated once a week on Saturdays. All passengers arriving in Kazakhstan from foreign countries must submit a PCR certificate with a negative test result for COVID-19 (the certificate is considered valid for 3 days from the date of issue of the result until the moment of crossing the border of the Republic of Kazakhstan).

    All persons who have received a full course of vaccination against COVID-19 in the Republic of Kazakhstan, upon providing documentary evidence, may not present a PCR certificate with a negative result. According to the decree of the Chief Sanitary Doctor of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated 03.09.2021, passports / certificates / vaccination certificates of citizens of Hungary, Thailand, Mongolia, Georgia, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Turkey are recognized as valid in the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan. PCR is not required for citizens of these countries upon presentation of a full vaccination passport.

  10. NordStar Airlines took seventh place in the top ten airlines in the Eastern Europe region, becoming one of the five Russian airlines included in the rating of the British consulting agency Skytrax - the leading global evaluator of the quality of services for airlines and airports. The rating is compiled on the basis of an annual survey of airline passenger satisfaction. Due to the long-term crisis in the global aviation industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic, online voting took place for almost two years: from September 2019 to July 2021.

    It was attended by air passengers representing more than a hundred countries. They left 13 million verified reviews. The questionnaires were available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Russian. The study covered more than 350 airlines around the world. In addition, the airline was included in the additional ranking of the 10 best regional airlines in Europe, ranking eighth among airlines with direct routes to regional centers.

    “This is the first time that NordStar has been included in an industry rating of this level. It is a great honor and the highest rating for us to enter the top ten airlines of the Eastern Europe macroregion from Skytrax World Airline Аwards. In the current period, this is not just recognition among a large number of other airlines, but, above all, the result of our tremendous internal work to create a high level of service, comfort and a safe environment for health, which is especially important in today's difficult time ", - said the CEO of NordStar Airlines Leonid Mokhov.

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