Tourism August 9, 2021 | 3:37 pm

Link Moscow-La Romana marks restart of flights from Russia to Dominican Republic



 Punta Cana and Puerto Plata will also connect with the Russian capital

 Resumption of flights boosts tourist recovery in the country


As had anticipated, Russia has resumed its air operations with the Dominican Republic, so this Sunday, August 8, flight AZV777, operated by Azur Air, departing from Moscow International Airport bound for La Romana.

The link marks the resumption of flights between the two countries after air operations have been suspended since March 2020, which will arrive at La Romana airport at 5:35 a.m. on Monday, August 9, 2021, with 521 tourists on board.

“We are very proud of the boarding of Russian tourists who will travel on the first flight to the Dominican Republic, after the reopening of borders authorized by the Government of the Russian Federation,” the Dominican Embassy in Russia posted on its Twitter account.

Air communication between both nations will be re-established by the following routes: Moscow-La Romana, Moscow-Punta Cana, and Moscow-Puerto Plata. In particular, Azur Air, Russia’s largest charter airline, will operate to La Romana airport three times a week.

The Russian market has traditionally been one of the main tourist emitters of the Dominican Republic. Despite the limitations caused by the Covid-19, 8,341 Russians have arrived in the country as of June. In 2020, 75,847 came, and in the last normal year 2019, more than 242 thousand visitors from that nation.

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