Articles tagged “russia”

Egypt Pleads With Russia to Resume Red Sea Resort Flights

Egypt Pleads With Russia to Resume Red Sea Resort Flights

Associated Press

Egypt and Russia both have the motivation to restart Red Sea resort flights. Egypt has to convince Russia that its airport security upgrades have expanded beyond Cairo to popular resort destinations.

2 months ago

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

U.S. Sanctions May Ban Inbound Flights on Russian Carrier Aeroflot

Ilya Khrennikov, Bloomberg

Political tension between the U.S. and Russia mounts, and this time, Russia's state-run carrier Aeroflot may feel the pinch.

4 months ago

Russia Enjoys Short-Term Tourism Boost Thanks to World Cup Arrivals

Russia Enjoys Short-Term Tourism Boost Thanks to World Cup Arrivals

Angela Charlton, Associated Press

So far the World Cup appears to have been a big success for Russia — especially with the national team doing so well. The big issue the country has is keeping the tourism feel-good factor going after the tournament has ended.

6 months ago

Russia Faces an Uphill Climb to Turn World Cup Into Tourism Win

Russia Faces an Uphill Climb to Turn World Cup Into Tourism Win

Dan Peltier, Skift

Who can blame travelers for wanting to sit this World Cup out given all the reasons (some valid) they get from news reports every day? FIFA could also have done more to assure travelers from countries like the U.S. and UK that Russia will have the welcome mat rolled out, at least while the matches are being played.

6 months ago

Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For Downing of Malaysia Airlines Plane

Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For Downing of Malaysia Airlines Plane

Joost Akkermans, Bloomberg

It's good to see that four years after the crash of MH17 in the Ukraine, investigators are still on the case. It's time that Russia be held accountable.

7 months ago

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.

7 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

8 months 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.

10 months ago

Russian Minister Provides Updates on Fatal Airliner Crash

10 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.

1 year ago