Tunisia is on the verge of opening for Russian tourists
According to the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Tunisia to Russia, Mr. Tarak bin Salem, by now the diplomatic and aviation departments of Russia and Tunisia have come to an agreement on the need to restore air communication between the two countries on a reciprocal basis.
This, according to Mr. Tarak bin Salem, gives hope for a relatively early resumption of Russian tourist flow to Tunisia.
At the moment, the Russian and Tunisian sides have agreed with the appointment of a carrier represented by RedWings airline on routes to Tunisia. This airline, as Tunisia hopes, will be able to operate both regular and tourist flights in the interests of Russian tour operators.
The second designated carrier on the routes to Tunisia is likely to be Aeroflot. This company, in turn, may “delegate” its frequencies to Rossiya airline.
In total, according to the signed documents, Russian carriers will be able to operate flights to Tunisia from Moscow (7 flights per week), St. Petersburg (1 flight per week), Kazan, Rostov-on-Don (3 flights) and Krasnodar (3 flights per week). At the same time, flights will be operated both to the continental part of Tunisia (Enfidha and Monastir airports) and to Djerba Island.
On the principle of reciprocity, TunisAir and Nouvelair will fly to Russia as designated carriers from the Tunisian side.
Tunisia hopes that the resumption of flights in this format could already be a big step forward, which could subsequently be followed by the permission of charters for airlines affiliated with tour operators.