Flydubai to help increase Middle Eastern traffic to Russia

tflydubai has signed an agreement with the Russian Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Visit Russia, to promote Russian destinations in the Middle East.ttThe agreement was signed by flydubai’s senior vice president of commercial, Jeyhun Efendi, and the acting director of Visit Russia, Yulia Mokhova, as part of the opening ceremony of the Visit Russia office in Dubai.ttEfendi stated, “flydubai is committed to creating free flows of trade and tourism between Dubai and the destinations across our network. Since we launched our first flight to Russia in 2010 we saw the opportunity to connect Russia to the UAE with a focus on regional cities with populations of more than a million people. We are pleased to work with the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism and Visit Russia to develop further opportunities for tourism.”ttThe airline’s network in the country currently includes daily flights to Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport and flights to a number of Russian regional destinations including Kazan, Mineralnye Vody, Samara and Yekaterinburg.ttPictured (left to right): Yulia Mokhova, acting director for Visit Russia; Jeyhun Efendi, SVP commercial at flydubai; Gocha Buachidze, Consul General of the Russian Federation in Dubai and Northern Emirates; Sergei Korneev, Vice Head of the Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Rosturism).

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