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Where can Russians fly to/from now?

Old Mar 14, 22, 12:10 am
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Where can Russians fly to/from now?

Aeroflot has cancelled all it's foreign flights, well, except for Belarus. So what about other airlines -- what airlines are still flying to/from Russia?

There are plenty of Russians who were vacationing around the world when the war, um, "special operation"...cough cough... started. What are their options for getting back to Putinland? Today I read an article that said there were thousands of Russians stuck in Thailand, with flights home cancelled, credit cards no longer working, running out of cash and options (Cashless and flightless, Russian tourists stuck in Thailand). I'm told a lot of Thais would love to get rid of them, especially now that they're out of money (I'd suggest sending them to China, but they didn't ask me).

Asking for a friend. Well, not a good friend.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 4:38 am
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Istanbul and Belgrade serve as a main hub for travel between Russia and EU, with Istanbul probably being useful for other destinations as well thanks to TK's network. However, the capacity on routes to/from Russia is well below the demand, so availability is scarce and tickets are quite expensive.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 10:51 am
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Thanks. I assume it's TK and Air Serbia flying those routes (in/out of Russia via Istanbul and Belgrade), no?

I know Serbia is still friendly with the Russkies. Turkey's relationship, as a NATO member (and supplier of weapons to Ukraine), is a lot more, um, complicated.

No flights at all going to/from the Russian far east? I know there are no flights to/from China (that's all about China's "zero COVID policy" rather than any chill between Moscow and Beijing, that ain't happening). Maybe a Mongolia connection? North Korea? It's certainly a long, long way from Vladivostok to anywhere, especially if you have to first route through Istanbul or Belgrade...
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Old Mar 14, 22, 11:26 am
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Aren't the Middle Eastern carriers still serving Russia?
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Old Mar 14, 22, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Ber2dca View Post
Aren't the Middle Eastern carriers still serving Russia?
Looks like Emirates is flying 2 x a380 daily DXB to Moscow (DME) and another 777 daily to St. Petersburg (LED). Qatar looks to be flying one 787-8 daily DOH to Moscow (SVO) and also a 787-8 4 times weekly to LED. So the Gulf carriers still have significant capacity to Russia.
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Old Mar 14, 22, 11:00 pm
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Plenty of availability, better if the Russia-based traveler is able to find someone outside Russia to book the airfare given the dwindling Ruble value on the market.

I paid $210 for a one way DME-SHJ on AirArabia a couple of days ago to get a friend out of there. For folks headed to Europe Serbia is the least painful option but Istanbul isn't too shabby minus the big detour, Erevan is also an alternative with daily flights to western Europe.

Cairo/Bahrain/Beijing/Doha/Dubai/Sharjah/AbuDhabi all have almost dailies to Russia on wide bodies.
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Old Mar 15, 22, 4:44 am
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Originally Posted by lotemblizej View Post
Looks like Emirates is flying 2 x a380 daily DXB to Moscow (DME) and another 777 daily to St. Petersburg (LED). Qatar looks to be flying one 787-8 daily DOH to Moscow (SVO) and also a 787-8 4 times weekly to LED. So the Gulf carriers still have significant capacity to Russia.
Which is a pity! ME3 should join the more civilized world caring about human rights and opposing war crimes. Russia has also seized the fleets of Airbus and Boeing - unluckily rented to the airlines of the dictatorship or totalioran territory of evilhood.
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Which is a pity! ME3 should join the more civilized world caring about human rights and opposing war crimes. Russia has also seized the fleets of Airbus and Boeing - unluckily rented to the airlines of the dictatorship or totalioran territory of evilhood.
ME3 and civilized world in the same phrase . But it is the people who choose those airlines who favour choices of non human rights, war crimes, whipping gays, stoning women and you name it . This said, EK is an important Airbus customer .
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India, China, UAE, Egypt, Belarussia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Armenia, Turkey, still provide service to/from Moscow with passenger flights.
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What about Cubana?
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Old Mar 17, 22, 10:01 am
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Originally Posted by gkbiiii View Post
What about Cubana?
The Cubana website only shows Aeroflot-operated codeshares every few days (that presumably dont actually operate).
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Old Nov 2, 22, 4:52 am
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Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
India, China, UAE, Egypt, Belarussia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Serbia, Armenia, Turkey, still provide service to/from Moscow with passenger flights.
Indian flights see a new route starting today: MOW-Goa 3x weekly: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com...w/95198058.cms
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Old Nov 7, 22, 9:16 pm
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Things are really going back to normal for Russians seeking some winter sun. Quite a few holiday destinations popular for winter have re-opened their arms to Russian tourists:

MLE
DEL
HKT (2x daily!)
SEZ
BKK (10x a week)
CMB
SSH
HRG
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