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Russian airlines are still able to operate flights outside Russia with the use of 193 aircraft, Russian Transport Minister Vitaly Savelyev said on Tuesday. A fleet of Antonov An-148s, Sukhoi Super Jet 100s and a few fully owned foreign aircraft (Airbus, Boeing, Embraer) that leasing companies are unable to seize when these aircraft set foot on the ground foreigner.

Savelyev told Russian media that Russian airlines can carry 90 million passengers domestically and 10 million passengers to countries outside Russia. “We still have nine countries we can fly to“said the Minister.

Very optimistic figures, as inflation has accelerated sharply in recent weeks after the invasion and war in Ukraine and subsequent sanctions by Western countries. Consumer prices have risen about 9% since the start of the year. Russia’s central bank has warned of an impending spike in inflation and impending economic contraction.

The Russian government has also decided to lift coronavirus-related restrictions on flights to 52 countries. Russia plans to resume flights to the following countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, China, Costa Rica, DPRK, Egypt, Ethiopia, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam and Zimbabwe.