Aeroflot projects that the international air service market will not recover earlier than in 2024, Chief Executive Officer of Russia’s air carrier Mikhail Poluboyarinov said in an interview aired by the Rossiya-24 TV news channel on Wednesday.
“Regarding the international market, the forecast that we made at the end of last year, is probably not exactly correct. The recovery rates are slower and we do not expect reaching the level of 2019 earlier than in 2024,” he said.
Speaking about the situation on the domestic market, Aeroflot CEO noted that it may recover as early as in 2022. Revenue rates will probably approach the level of 2019 only in 2023,” he said.
Israel may resume flights to and from Russia in a few weeks, the country’s Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said in an exclusive interview with TASS First Deputy Director General Mikhail Gusman.
“I think we will open [the country] in a few weeks. There is a flight between Tel Aviv and Moscow that should be resumed, and we also hope to resume other flights as soon as possible,” he pointed out.