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The commercial airlines (Aeroflot, S7 and others) need to pass a complicated procedure for the organization of a flight abroad and back: to send a request through the “public Services”, to provide data on passengers to the Federal government, after which all information flows to the regional authorities and the Ministry of interior, coordinated with the Ministry of foreign Affairs, the Ministry of transport and the operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus.
The ability to fly depends primarily on the receiving side, according to sources RBC. The EU is open only to citizens or holders of a residence permit of the countries participating in the Schengen agreement. And, for example, in order to fly to the USA, the UK, Turkey and Mexico, will be enough visas, it follows from explanations of the International air transport Association (IATA). But for flights to these countries, the Russians will have to justify the need of flights, said a source in one of the companies involved in business aviation.
Despite the easing of restrictive measures because of the coronavirus, the decision about the full resumption of scheduled and Charter flights abroad is still pending. At the meeting the Federal air transport Agency in early June, it was proposed to open air service on July 15. But not yet received the approval of the CPS, which regulates the removal of restrictions related to the mers, said the source RBC. “After we make sure that air travel in the country safe, we’re ready to release our citizens in the vast world of the ocean air. Now, I think we’re not ready for it yet,” said Friday, June 26, Minister of transport, Eugene Dietrich. He added that living hope to resume flights in July.
Dietrich announced still alive the hope for a resumption of flights abroad in July
RBC has sent requests to the press service of the Federal air transport Agency and Federal service.
As the increased number of flights
After suspension of regular international flights in Russia decreased significantly and the number of flights of business aviation, has informed RBC a source in one of the airports. The General decline in domestic and international flights in April 2020 reached about 50%. At Vnukovo-3, the number of flights on business jets fell by about 80%, in the terminal And Sheremetyevo to 48%, he said. Bi-bi-si in early April, reported that for three days of business aviation in total were recruited only 50 flights.
Since then, the number of flights of business aircraft has grown strongly: in April through Vnukovo-3 was performed on 242 flight in may — 471, and in June, already 669, told RBC representative of Vnukovo. Half were for international flights. On average, according to interlocutors RBC, on one business jet to fly three or four people. The total number of such flights through the airports of Moscow in June is about 35 a day, told RBC a source close to the aviation authorities.
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Sales Director Flight Way Eduard Simonov confirmed RBC that in June increased the demand for international flights. “Main destinations France, Italy, Croatia, Spain, UK, Turkey”, — he said. But Simonov said that the organization of flights is possible only in case if a passenger has a passport or a residence permit in the country of entry, or medical condition, either have a training or employment contract.
Aeroflot responded to the article about performing a “luxury” flights abroad
In addition to business aviation abroad began to fly and Aeroflot. The company at least since the beginning of June operates flights from Moscow to Frankfurt, Paris, London, new York, Seoul and tel Aviv, wrote the newspaper “Vedomosti”. Flights, most of which are carried out twice a week, designed as cargo, and with the permission of the Federal air transport Agency they sold the tickets, said the sources.
Transportation of passengers over the border in the tightest of coronavirus flights Aeroflot performs subject to availability in the cabin of aircraft used for the transport of goods (medical equipment, personal protective equipment, etc.), said a company representative. According to him, the ticket for a flight from Moscow can buy only those who have permission to enter the country of destination: diplomats, citizens of this country, Russians with dual citizenship or residence permit, etc. However, the girl, who flew from Moscow to new York on the flight of “Aeroflot” on June 24, wrote that she did not need “any special documents either in work, or for medical treatment or relatives”. It was enough just regular visa B1/B2. “Planes fly, the tickets are sold. <...> “Aeroflot” flies on Sunday and Tuesday, tickets appear every week for the next few days”, — stated in the post.
The cost of flights
The cost of flights on business jet depends on the ship class. On the website aviation brokerage company Jetvip reported that the flight hour rental of a business jet, from €1,5 thousand to €14 thousand on 2 July the flight from Sheremetyevo to nice or Vienna will cost at least €13 million (out of plane). And the company business aviation “Sirius-Aero” sells tickets for flights to nice for €4.5 million per person. The organizer of Charter flights Flightaway offers flights from Vnukovo-3 to nice at an average of €18 thousand (rent of the whole ship).
A regular flight of “Aeroflot” flights to nice will cost 25,5 thousand roubles (about €330). Tickets for these flights can be booked not later than a week before departure.