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Russia Co. Planning Iran Flights

Russia Co. Planning Iran FlightsRussia Co. Planning Iran Flights

The Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi plans to launch air flights to several Iranian cities by July this year, the press service of the Basel Aero company, which runs all airports in the Kuban region, told the state-run Russian news agency, TASS.

“For the moment, negotiations are under way between Russian and Iranian air companies and tour operators for organizing flights from Sochi to Iranian cities during the summer season. According to preliminary reports, the air traffic may open in July,” Basel Aero clarified.

Basel Aero may organize several charter flights from Iran to Sochi late in March when a huge influx of tourists is expected for the Nowruz Iranian New Year holiday season.

On January 18, Nikolai Levichev, vice-speaker of the State Duma (the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia), said that Russia and Iran should cancel visas on a reciprocal basis. According to Levichev, Iran could become a new popular tourist destination for Russians.