Aeroflot intends to start flights to Prague from October 1
Aeroflot Airlines plans to start international flights to the Czech capital from October 1. “The Russian passenger air carrier Aeroflot will resume regular flights from Moscow to Prague from October 1. The flights will be operated 2 times a week - on Thursdays and Saturdays,” said a source in the airline.
According to him, the Czech aviation authorities have already issued a corresponding permit to the national carrier.
Czech Airlines also received similar permits for flights to the Russian Federation from Russian departments. In the airline's schedule, the flights are announced on Wednesdays and Sundays, the first one will take place on October 4. The information has already been officially confirmed by the carrier's representative. Czech Airlines tickets are on sale now.
Aeroflot's permission for the flights to the Czech Republic is still only temporary. The flights are only approved for two weeks, October 1st, 3rd, 8th and 10th. However, according to the source, in the future the flights will receive a regular status.
Nevertheless, the coronavirus operational headquarters in the Russian Federation did not report on the lifting of restrictions on international flights to the Czech Republic. Even if this happens, only certain categories of Russian citizens, in particular, diplomats, holders of a residence permit, will apparently be able to go to Prague on regular flights from Russia.
The Czech Republic is not yet ready to open its borders to Russians, like almost all EU countries. It is not known whether the Republic's authorities will revise these conditions in connection with the restoration of air traffic.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.