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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

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Transaero is hosting a seasonal sale on domestic and international flights from Sept.10 to Oct. 10. Roundtrip tickets departing from Moscow are available to St. Petersburg for 1,500 rubles ($60) and to Sochi for 2,000 rubles. Other destinations for discounted roundtrip tickets include London for 210 euros ($293), Berlin for 125 euros, Venice for 125 euros, Shanghai for 210 euros and Toronto for 499 euros. The tickets must be used between Sept. 20 and Dec. 20. Tickets are limited and conditions apply -- see www.transaero.ru.

Sky Express has added regular flights on its Moscow-St. Petersburg and Moscow-Sochi routes. The additional morning flight to the northern capital leaves Moscow's Vnukovo airport daily at 8:05 a.m., with the exception of Sundays and Mondays, and on Fridays it departs at 7:05 a.m. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, a new evening, Moscow-St. Petersburg-Moscow flight leaves Vnukovo at 9:55 p.m. and arrives at Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg at 11:25 p.m., then departs Pulkovo at 12:20 a.m. to arrive at Vnukovo at 1:55 a.m. A new flight to Sochi has also been added, leaving Vnukovo at 12:25 p.m., while the return flight leaves Sochi at 3:45 p.m. For more information, see www.Skyexpress.ru or www.Vnukovo.ru.

S7 Airlines is also now offering daily air shuttle flights from Moscow to St. Petersburg and Sochi to St. Petersburg. Monday through Friday, the flight from Moscow to St. Petersburg leaves at 1:50 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, the flight leaves at 2:30 p.m. The return flight leaves St. Petersburg at 4:20 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4:50 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The flight from St. Petersburg to Sochi is at 12:20 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and 5:20 p.m. on Thursday. The return flight from Sochi to St. Petersburg leaves at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and 1:05 p.m. on Thursday.

During the Christmas and New Year's holidays, Scandinavian Air (SAS) is to offer additional flights to Stockholm from both Moscow and St. Petersburg. This New Year's Eve, for the second year in a row, Stockholm is inviting Russian tourists to visit its Vasa Maritime Museum (www.vasamuseet.se) and Junibacken Children's Museum (www.junibacken.se). The museums are to be open exclusively to Russian tourists from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Vasa) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Junibacken). All museum films and tours are to be in Russian. Last year, 2,400 Russians were able to visit the Vasa Museum in just four hours. For more information on flights, see www.Sas.ru.

Singapore Airlines is to make its inaugural flight on the new Airbus A380 Superjumbo on Oct. 25. The double-decker plane, designed to carry 555 passengers, is to fly from Singapore to Sydney. Worldwide public interest in this historic flight has inspired Singapore Airlines to auction off tickets on eBay. Bids started at $3.80 for economy, $38 for business class and $380 for suites – but according to Britain's Telegraph newspaper, the average bids for these tickets are now $1,000, $8,000, and $10,000, respectively. The highest bid on the first pair of tickets was $100,380, for two one-way suite tickets from Singapore to Australia. The Telegraph reported that a regular first-class ticket would cost $3,391. All proceeds from ticket sales are to be donated to charities, including Singapore's Community Chest, Sydney's children's hospitals at Randwick and Westmead, and Doctors Without Borders.