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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Vnukovo Airport has added new flights to Belgorod and Yekaterinburg. UTAir carrier now flies to Belgorod every day at 11:10 a.m., landing at 12:45 p.m. The return flight to Moscow is at 1:40 p.m. The special price for this destination is 1,490 rubles ($60) one way. For more information, see www.utair.ru. Meanwhile, Sky Express airline has introduced flights from Vnukovo to Yekaterinburg. Regular flights depart Moscow daily at 7:15 a.m. and arrive in Yekaterinburg at 11:45 a.m. local time. The return flight departs at 1:15 p.m. and reaches Vnukovo at 1:55 p.m.
For more information, see www.skyexpress.ru.

Lufthansa is adding new destinations starting on Oct. 28. The Frankfurt-based airline is now to fly to Orlando, Florida, as well as Karachi and Lahore in Pakistan. Until Oct. 31, tickets to Pakistan from Russia are selling at special rates. Round trips to Karachi and Lahore will cost 17,715 rubles ($710) from Moscow, 18,425 rubles from St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod or Rostov, and 21,265 from Samara, Kazan or Ufa.
For more information, see www.lufthansa.com.

Vladivostok Avia is offering special autumn vacation rates for students. Tickets have to be purchased between Oct. 15 and 31, and travel dates must fall between Nov. 1 and 15. Special tariffs will be available for groups of five children, as well as for families of two or more with a traveling child under 17. Flights from Moscow to Sochi, Kemerovo, Krasnodar and Abakan are also to be available for schoolchildren at the discounted price. In Moscow, Vladivostok Avia flies from Vnukovo airport.
For more information, see www.vladavia.ru.

Prices for winter tours to Goa, India, have increased by an average of 30 percent, TourDom.ru reported. Last year, the base price for a budget package including hotel and airfare cost about $1,000, but this year it starts at $1,200. Despite the price increase, there are to be three weekly Transaero flights from Moscow, and one flight by KrasAir carrier every 10 days.

Airplane tickets may go up in price in 2008 by as much as 40 percent, Federal Air Transportation Agency head Yevgeny Bachurin said in a Rossiiskaya Gazeta report. Among the reasons given for the price increase were additional security measures and the aging fleet of Russian planes, which required constant technical repairs and new parts. "We may have to decrease flight volume during peak season next year unless we can purchase enough new planes. The tendency will only continue until our industry can build an adequate number of planes," he was quoted as saying.