After the Russian Operational Office for Coronavirus Control agreed to remove restrictions on air traffic between Russia and the Dominican Republic as of August 27, the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Russia has received confirmations from the most important Russian tour operators about the expansion of their operations and flights to the DR.
In this regard, Pegas Touristik informed that from September it will fly to Punta Cana, Samaná and Puerto Plata from Moscow and from October 1st flights from Ufa, Kazan and Novosibirsk will be added.
The aforementioned cities are some of the so-called “millionaire cities” in Russia, those with a population of over one million inhabitants, which are the economic and cultural centers of the country.
“With this addition of destinations in the Dominican Republic and with a renewed variety of points of origin from Russia serving Dominican destinations our country is placed in a privileged position for the expansion of Russian tourism, with the capacity to receive visitors from the different regions in the heart of Russia since we now have frequent flights from cities in the Urals, Siberia, as well as in the north and south of Russia,” said the Dominican ambassador to Russia, Frank Hans Dannenberg, in a statement.
It is explained that the intention “includes not only a greater number of frequencies from Moscow airports, but also the reactivation of flights from Russian cities that had been discontinued for years, even before the pandemic”.
Likewise, flights will be inaugurated from cities in the interior regions of Russia that had never had a direct connection with our destinations.
“It is our desire for the Dominican Republic to become a regional connection point, taking advantage of its strategic location, from which Russians visiting us can also connect to other destinations of interest to them throughout Central America and the Caribbean. We have always believed in the potential of the countries of our region to become a multi-destination option, taking advantage of the cultural and historical richness that unites us, as well as the unique attractions that characterize each country and the warmth of our brotherly peoples”, he adds.
It is recalled that Azur Air will resume its flights from St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, in early October, and will add other emblematic cities such as Kazan, Ekaterinburg, Rostov and Novosibirsk.