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Russia, Mexico may open regular air link

April 02, 2013, 8:14 UTC+3
A relevant intergovernmental agreement may be signed by the two countries in St. Petersburg in early September on the sidelines of the G20 summit
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MEXICO CITY, April 2 (Itar-Tass) – A regular air link between Mexico and Russia may be given the go-ahead due to growing popularity of this country among Russian tourists.

A relevant intergovernmental agreement may be signed by the two countries in St. Petersburg in early September on the sidelines of the G20 summit, a representative of the Russian federal tourism agency Rostourism in Mexico, Sergei Kilyakov, said in an interview with Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

“The text of this document has already been coordinated. Practically all formalities have been finalized and we just have to sign it. We hope that this will happen at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg,” he said.

He noted that earlier such an agreement had been operating between the Soviet Union and Mexico, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union it was annulled.

Kilyakov said he planned to visit Moscow in mid-April to meet representatives of Russia’s biggest air carriers - Aeroflot and Transaero.

“I plan to raise the issue of making these flights regular, which will certainly lead to changes in the pricing policy of the air carriers that should take into consideration the price range on the market. If we manage to come to agreement, this destination will not become less costly,” he said.

According to Rostourism in Mexico, last year 40,000 Russian tourists visited Mexico. This statistics significantly differs from that provided by the Mexican side, where the number of Russian tourists is two times higher - 80,000.

Kilyakov noted that at present, Mexicans really see jump in their country’s popularity among Russian tourists.

 

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