Russia to expand weekly flights between Moscow and Colombo

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia has been informed by the relevant Russian authorities of the planned expansion of the regular flight program between the Russian capital Moscow and Colombo, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia said today.

According to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on Air Transport, dated March 26, 2012, and the Memorandum of Understanding, signed between the two countries on December 5, 2017, the Russian air carrier ROSSIYA Airlines Company (JSC) has been appointed for performing regular passenger, baggage, cargo and mail transfers on the conventional Moscow-Colombo route, with flights frequency of seven days a week.

ROSSIYA Airlines is a member airline of the Russian national carrier Aeroflot, which is currently carrying out flights to Colombo five days a week.

The planned expansion of the flight program is deemed to boost the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, enhancing Sri Lankan-Russian cooperation, and making the two countries even closer to each other. (Colombo Gazette)

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