Akbar al-Baker, the executive director of Qatar Airways group of companies, told that Qatar Airways may increase the frequency of flights from Doha to St. Petersburg, as well as open flights to two major Russian cities (in particular, to Vladivostok). The executive director noted that the carrier will consider a question of new flights, if the Russian Federation and Qatar sign an open skies agreement. “When we open a new rout, we do not arrange a daily regime. St. Petersburg is important for us, so we set a daily flight regime to Pulkovo. Firstly, we are looking for the possibility of replacing the aircraft with larger ones, and then, perhaps, we will increase frequency of flights to two times per day," he said. Along with Vladivostok, we are considering another major city in Russia, but don’t ask me about it yet. For the moment this is a secret,” added al-Baker.
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.