Articles tagged “russia”

U.S. Issues New Requirements for Russian Planes in Airspace Spat

U.S. Issues New Requirements for Russian Planes in Airspace Spat

Brian Sumers, Skift

The State Department just closed the books on the last long-running airline-related diplomatic saga in Washington — Open Skies agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Now, apparently, the government is turning its attention to a feud with Russia about so-called overflight rights.

1 day ago

U.S. Cargo Carriers Suffer as Russia Closes its Airspace to Some Flights

U.S. Cargo Carriers Suffer as Russia Closes its Airspace to Some Flights

Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg

There's good news for travelers here. Russia is letting U.S. passenger airlines continue flying their preferred routes over the country, and that seems likely to change. It means airlines won't have to re-route jets, adding extra travel time. But there's still a sticking point. Russia doesn't seem to want cargo airlines flying across the southern part of the country. That's curious.

4 weeks ago

U.S. Airlines May Have to Avoid Russian Airspace as Diplomatic Talks Continue

U.S. Airlines May Have to Avoid Russian Airspace as Diplomatic Talks Continue

Nick Wadhams, Bloomberg

If the two countries can't resolve this issue quickly, it could be costly for U.S. carriers. America's airlines often overfly eastern Russia to get to east Asia. They don't necessarily need to, but other routings take longer and burn more fuel.

1 month ago

Airlines Warned About Flights as Syrian Conflict Escalates

Airlines Warned About Flights as Syrian Conflict Escalates

Anand Krishnamoorthy, Bloomberg

With tensions rising between the U.S. and Russia over Syria it makes sense to warn airlines about the risks. The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine shows the danger of flying over conflict zones.

1 month ago

Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia

Why U.S. Travel Media Won’t Tell People to Visit Russia

Robert Reid, Skift

Travel is supposed to be the grand connector. Yet, whether consciously or not, the travel publishing world seems to be failing to seize a moment to champion what it always has championed — that travel helps reduce prejudice, bias, and bigotry.

3 months ago

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

Associated Press

3 months ago

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Russia Will Resume Cairo Flights After Two-Year Halt

Stepan Kravchenko, Lin Noueihed and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

Egypt's airport security is improving but terrorist attacks continued to plague the country this year. Resuming some Russian flights is a small step forward but tourists must also believe the country is safe to visit. Russian charter flights to Egypt's Red Sea resorts are not part of the resumption yet.

5 months ago

Travel Rollback for U.S.-Russia Trips Leads to Further Isolation

Travel Rollback for U.S.-Russia Trips Leads to Further Isolation

Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg

Isolation breeds ignorance and fear of the unknown. Ending Russian visas to the United States is shooting ourselves in the foot on so many levels.

9 months ago

U.S. Escalates Russia Dispute by Cutting Back on Visa Services

U.S. Escalates Russia Dispute by Cutting Back on Visa Services

Stepan Kravchenko and Andrey Biryukov, Bloomberg

The market for Russian travel to the U.S. might not be a huge one, but the decision to drastically cut back visa offerings is highly symbolic of the simmering tensions between the countries at the moment.

9 months ago

Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Craft Beer Revolution Is Brewing in Russia as It Prepares to Hosts World Cup

Ricardo Zuniga, Associated Press

This isn't an entirely home-grown enterprise. Russia still must import its hops from the United States or Germany, and its grains from Europe. But, it's a start. It's good to see Russia branching out from mass-produced lagers.

9 months ago

Uber Exits Russia Through Deal With Local Rival Yandex

Uber Exits Russia Through Deal With Local Rival Yandex

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

At one point Uber justified its sky-high valuation with promises of global expansion in China, Russia, and India. This is likely not how they saw it all playing out.

11 months ago

Travel to Russia Surges Despite Geopolitical Tension

Travel to Russia Surges Despite Geopolitical Tension

Nikki Ekstein, Bloomberg

Russia is experiencing a huge tourism Trump bump, and tour operators are slammed with demand from U.S. travelers.

11 months ago