Informe semanal noticias Rusia realizado por la Oficina de Turismo de Tenerife en Moscú
The increase in VAT will affect tourism sector. “Most travel companies apply a simplified taxation system. Such companies are not VAT payers, so travel agency taxes will not increase. However, given that simplified tax is charged to input VAT, expenses in 2019 will be higher and profits will decrease. It is also clear that travel agency taxpayers will increase payments to the budget,” commented general director of the audit company Audit-Contour Elena Ivanova.
Utair Airline intends to suspend flights from Moscow to Milan and Vienna for the low season from mid-January until the end of April. Last winter flights to both destinations will take place on January 15th. Flights to Vienna and Milan will resume daily from April 25th.
The Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) intends to launch daily flights to Moscow and Vladivostok in 2019. Until now only one Japanese airline, JAL, operated on the route Tokyo-Moscow, and flights to Vladivostok from Japan were exclusively Russian airlines.
Coral Travel stopped operating flights from Chelyabinsk, Kazan, Samara and several other cities. The company plans to re-start flights from mid-February. ANEX Tour canceled the program from Perm, while temporarily stopped flights from Nizhnekamsk, Orenburg, Volgograd and Voronezh the tour operator is going to resume from the beginning of March, the press services of the companies stated on January 14.
Flights from Marseille to Moscow will be made twice a week from March 31. Departure is planned from Marseille on Thursdays and Sundays at 21:30, with arrival in Moscow (Domodedovo Airport) at 2:25 and from Moscow on Mondays and Fridays at 3:30, with arrival in Marseille at 6:30. The minimum price for one-way tickets is 84 euros without luggage and 119 euros with luggage. Recall that Aeroflot also opens flights in the same destination.
New Van Dong International Airport in Vietnam opened 50 kilometers from Halong Bay in the north of the country. According to Russian experts, the new airport will not be in demand by Russian tour operators or airlines during the next few years.
Ramon Airport, named after the Israeli cosmonaut Ramon, will be open on January 22, 2019, Transport Minister of Israel Katz announced today. Located near Eilat, the new airport will replace Ovda Airport and will also work as a backup for Ben Gurion International Airport near Tel Aviv during emergencies.