The middle East will have to fly longer

Rosturizm recommended Russian tour operators to inform tourists about the changes in flights. This morning, the Federal air transport Agency, in a telegram to the airlines recommended that Russian airlines do not risk to make flights over Iran, Iraq, the Persian and Oman gulfs.

Organized tours to Iran does not exist, said the representative of the Federal tourism Agency, although some independent tourists there can be. According to the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR), in Iran there are several dozen Russian tourists, mainly independent or travelling as part of a small corporate groups.

Fly mainly concerns flights to Dubai and Sharjah and back, said a top Manager of the Russian airline. These cities are main tourist gathered to relax in the UAE, also in these cities can do transplants and tourists flying to South-East Asia, the Maldives and the Caribbean, and possibly in the United States and Australia, lists the top Manager of a large Russian tour operator. No fee from tourists for a change in the flight path nobody will require, he said.

Rosaviation recommended to airlines not to fly over the Persian Gulf a telegram, the authorities sent to the carriers after the crash airlines of Ukraine on Business

Russian airlines have announced an increase in the duration of the flight.

the Flight time of the airline “Russia” from Moscow to Goa will increase by 16 minutes of flight Saint Petersburg – Sharjah – 1 hour 42 minutes with a standard 5 hours and 37 minutes due to refueling in Sochi, flight Yekaterinburg – Sharjah increase by 1 hour 21 minutes.

On the development of alternative routes reported in the “Aeroflot” and “Victory”.

the Situation around Iran escalated sharply after hitting amerikanskogoabout drone on the outskirts of Baghdad airport the night of January 3 – died commander of the special forces, “al-Quds” Islamic revolutionary guard Corps (the IRGC, the elite units of the Iranian armed forces) Qasem Soleimani, reports TASS. In response to Tehran on the night of 8 January, fired missiles at two sites in Iraq that were used by the American military base of ain al-Assad airport in Erbil.

January 8, the airliner Boeing 737 of the company “Ukraine International airlines”, on Board of which were about 180 passengers and crew members, crashed shortly after takeoff from the Tehran airport. The Ukrainian interior Ministry reported that all aboard people were killed.

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