Aeroflot, Rossiya Airlines, Red Wings stoke up on permits for flights from Vladivostok to China destinations
MOSCOW. March 1 (Interfax) - Russia's airlines Aeroflot , Rossiya and Red Wings have obtained permits for flights from Vladivostok to Chinese cities, an order issued by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) suggests.
Aeroflot and Rossiya have been given permissions to operate seven flights per week from Vladivostok to China's Yanji, Changchun, and Harbin, according to Rosaviatsia order.
Red Wings has obtained permits to fly from Vladivostok to Shenyang, Ordos, Hohhot, and Manzhouli Airport three times per week and to Changchun two times weekly, the Rosaviatsia order says.
The Russian Ministry of Transport said earlier, on Monday, that the number of flights between Russia and China would grow significantly this year. "This will be driven by the lifting of border-crossing restrictions earlier introduced by the Chinese side due to the coronavirus pandemic and the reinstatement of the procedure for organizing visa-free travels for tourist groups," the ministry said.
Russian airlines may use 182 foreign airplanes for international services, including long-haul aircraft, which are subject to no restrictions and carry no legal risks with regard to international flights. The number of such planes continues to increase as Russian carriers buy them out from foreign owners and reregister them with the national register, the Russian Ministry of Transport said.