Russia to allow foreign carriers to operate domestic services during 2018 FIFA World Cup

    Russia plans to permit foreign carriers to operate domestic services during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, as confirmed by Minister for Transport Maksim Sokolov (Rambler News Service, 11-Jan-2018). Mr Sokolov added the right to operate services will first be provided to Russian carriers and offered to foreign carriers if Russian carriers are unable to fulfil demand.