Friday, January 22, 2021

Russia to resume air travel with India, Vietnam, Qatar and Finland from January 27

Flights between India and Russia are set to resume soon. As per the latest reports, Russia has now permitted flights within the country, as well as international services from Russia to India, Finland, Vietnam, and Qatar. These flights will start operations from January 27.

Referring to this, the Russian Emergency Response Centre, chaired by Vice Prime Minister Ms Tatiana Golikova, decided to resume international flights on a reciprocal basis with a number of countries from January 27, 2021, including India. Return flights between Moscow - Delhi will be operated twice a week.

A statement that has been shared, following a meeting of the government's Coronavirus HQ, said that the selected four countries had been witnessing fewer than 40 new cases per fortnight per 100000 people. As per the Russian authorities, they have decided to resume flights between Russian capital and Hanoi, Helsinki, Delhi, Doha after a certain criterion had been met. Flights will also resume between the Russian capital and New Delhi, Helsinki, Hanoi and Doha. They added that resumption of air services with these countries is a result of the observation that they have witnessed a drop in their respective infection rates.

Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency further announced that airlines will be allowed to resume twice weekly services from Moscow to the cities of Hanoi, Delhi, and Helsinki. However, airlines from Russia to Doha will be allowed three weekly services. The air transport agency also approved two weekly services from Saint Petersburg to Helsinki.

22/01/21 Times of India

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