Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2113 times:
Majority fly to Russian cities like Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk others, but which fly to cities inside each republic that makes up the Russian federation, I know of the following:
Lufthansa to Kazan in Tatarstan, a tiny oil rich Muslim republic.
Another interesting fact, Tajikistan in the only former Soviet republic without the services of a major airline, all the rest i.e Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrghyzstan, Kazakhstan and ofcourse Russia have one or more major airlines flying to their cities.
Which airlines fly to Kaliningrad? those who dont know its a tiny bit of Russia cut of from the rest of the country and nestled between Poland and Germany, formerly it was known as Konigsburg?.
Here's a list of teh republics that make up the Russian federation, unlike states/provinces, these are small countries with in Russia, http://www.flags.net/RUSS1.htm
Dexter From Austria, joined Jul 2000, 261 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1965 times:
AFAIK OS is planning to fly to Ufa (Republic of Bashkortostan). I think they are in talks about possible subsidies from the local government at the moment, because OS would not be able to make a lot of money until the service becomes well-known among potential customers. If they manage to agree on something, OS could start VIE-UFA with the next summer timetable I guess.
I'm not sure about any existing flights to the different Republics apart from LH's FRA-KZN you've mentioned.
Doesn't SK fly CPH-KGD too?
Donder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6659 posts, RR: 24 Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 3 days ago) and read 1814 times:
You think that AF will start Malabo and Pointe Noire with the A319BJ ??
Almost certain I've read that around.Point Noire surprised me(isn't that far from Brazzaville but I doubt the road links are great to say the least!)although it's reasonably big but and is at the heart of the oil industry.I expect a few other airlines to start flights to Malabo in the next few years including BA.
Sonic From Lithuania, joined Jan 2000, 1670 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1723 times:
I believe question is not about airlines, flying to former Soviet republics, but instead about airlines, flying to Republics inside current Russian federation.
E.g. Tatarstan (Kazan), Chechnya (Jokhar/Grozno), Yakutia (Yakutsk), Bashkirostan (Ufa), Buryatia, Tanu Tuva, Mariy El Republic, Dagestan (Makhachkala), Adygea, Ingushetia, Karelia (Petrozavodsk), etc.
BTW, Airmale, Kaliningrad is between Poland and Lithuania, not Poland and Germany.
Swake From Belgium, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1648 times:
Airmale 'Lufthansa to Kazan in Tatarstan, a tiny oil rich Muslim republic.'
Tatarstan is not a muslim republic and not really oil rich either. Perhaps you mixed up with Tadjikistan.
Air Gabon 'LH is flying to Perm, Samara, Volgograd, Kazan, Nijni Novgorod and Ekaterinburg. Before they flew to Novossibirsk.'
Lufthansa does not fly to Volgograd. They used to earlier on however.
Frankfurt and Vienna are the gateways to cities in the CIS with Lufthansa focusing on Russia and OS on cities in the Ukraine (Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk, Odessa) and there are dozens of babyflotters that fly to FRA from the area they serve.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 368 posts, RR: 2 Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1596 times:
Yes Tartar's are Muslims, sorry if you find it offensive, I have a friend who's married to a Tartar woman, whos Muslim and according to her the republic is also, and last I heard they had aboundant Oil reserves, this was in the mid 90's, "Tartar Sauce" the Mayonnaise/Pickle/Veggie dip, eaten with deep fried, batter coated fish (I'm salivating just typing this) in some parts of the world is also is a contribution of this republic.
Swake,Tajikistan is the poorest of the fomer Soviet republics atleast in the Central Asian region, you must be reffering to Kazakhstan, becuase my geograhpical knowledge, with the exception of the Kaliningrad mistake above is in the top tier at this forum, it was my favorite subject in school.
Chechenya, also Muslim, has some kind of reserves too I dont know if its Oil or Gas or some other Mineral's, thats why Russia dosent want them to break away, otherwise who the heck would care for an area thats an underdeveloped, paraih with no scope (except its untapped resources), populated by a fatalistic buch of bandits, men and now women as well.
Ingushetia and Dagestan are also Muslim republics.
There are 20 million Muslims in Russia and its federal republics.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13332 posts, RR: 64 Reply 22, posted (9 years 5 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1391 times:
Asides the problem of seperatism, where they are afraid that independence of Chechnia might cause a domino efect in the region, the biggest reason for the Russians is that the main pipe line from the oilfields at Baku to the Black Sea is running through the country.