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362 Russian tourists cannot fly home from Germany

May 09, 2012, 16:06 UTC+3
Another 361 tourists are waiting for their flight in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport
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Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

Photo EPA/ITAR-TASS

MOSCOW, May 9 (Itar-Tass) — Three hundred and sixty-two Russian tourists cannot fly from Germany to Russia over a ban on the charter flight by Yakutia air carrier to Dresden, a spokesman for the Russian federal tourism agency (Rostourism), Oleg Moseyev, told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

“According to the information we have from DMV tour operator, 362 Russian tourists remain in Dresden Airport and cannot fly home,” he said. Moreover, “another 361 tourists are waiting for their flight in Moscow’s Vnukovo Airport.”

The spokesman underlined that “soon after the situation with Yakutia air carrier emerged, Rostourism began to conduct consultations with the Russian federal air transport agency (Rosaviatsia) and the management of DMV.”

“We hope that our citizens will be able to return home within the upcoming days and that the situation will be resolved within the shortest possible timeframe,” Moseyev said expressing regret that “tourists once again became hostages of a complicated situation.”

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