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Itar-TassTransaero has announced new services to Sydney.
Transaero has announced that it is starting services to Sydney, Australia, via Hong Kong. The flights, from Domodedovo, are scheduled for Dec. 24, Jan. 7 and 21, Feb. 4 and 18 and March 3 and 17. Prices for an economy class return start at 950 euros. For more information, see the Transaero web site: Transaero.ru

Also, Transaero is offering special prices on certain international flights in celebration of its 16th anniversary. Returns to London start at 160 euros and to Toronto at 499 euros (both before tax). Hurry up and book, though, as today is your last chance to take advantage of the offer, which ends Thursday, Dec. 20, and is available for flights up to Dec. 26.

Aeroflot is offering cheap flights to and from 79 destinations across the world in the New Year, in celebration of its 85th anniversary. But you'll have to book quickly, as the offer ends Thursday, Dec. 20. The special tickets are available for flights leaving Russia from Jan. 10 to March 20, 2008, or arriving in Russia from Jan. 16 to March 26. Tickets to 45 of the destinations can be booked over the Internet, and to all of the destinations at Aeroflot offices or travel agents. There are lots of discounts available, both within Russia and to cities abroad. For example from Moscow to St. Petersburg for 2,000 rubles ($40), or to Omsk for 3,800 rubles; from Moscow to Berlin for 99 euros ($145), or to London for 149 euros. All prices are for return journeys and do not include taxes. More details can be found on the Aeroflot web site: Aeroflot.ru

S7 Airlines has a special offer until Dec. 27 on 700,000 seats on flights from Jan. 1 to Oct. 28, 2008. Discounts of up to 70 percent are available to a number of Russian and international destinations: a return flight to St. Petersburg for 1,800 rubles, or to Sochi for 1,980 rubles. Returns to Dublin cost 250 euros and a round trip to Munich will set you back 198 euros. All prices quoted are before tax. Tickets can be bought online at S7.ru or at travel agents.