28 Mar 2024 15:36

Aeroflot to receive permits from Federal Air Transport Agency for flights to Macau and Tunisia

MOSCOW. March 28 (Interfax) - Aeroflot airline at the end of March will receive approval from the Federal Agency for Air Transport (Rosaviatsia) for regular flights from Moscow to the special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, Macau, according to Rosaviatsia materials.

Permission to fly to Macau up to seven times per week previously belonged to Royal Flight, which ceased operations after the introduction of sanctions against Russia in 2022. The permit will be issued to Aeroflot as of March 31.

A similar decision was reached regarding Royal Flight's approval for flights from Moscow to Djerba and Enfidha, Tunisia. They will also be issued to Aeroflot as of March 31. The company will be able to fly to Djerba up to seven times a week and to Enfidha up to 3.

Rossiya Airlines, part of the Aeroflot group, received access to flights from St. Petersburg to Turkish Izmir to up to two districts. The airline has also been promised temporary permission to fly from Vladivostok to Shanghai to up to three districts as of April 2.

Aeroflot's current Chinese route network comprises flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Sanya, Hainan Island. The opening of the Moscow-Chengdu route was announced on April 1, though the flight is not currently available in the company's booking system.

Aeroflot planned to launch flights to Enfidha in May 2023, but this did not happen.