[IMG=20504-6242]On July 20th Aeroflot cleared up the situation regarding return and exchange of tickets to Lebanon. We remind you that on July 13th flights to the country were terminated owing war in Lebanon.
Elena Semenova, Deputy of Aeroflot Press Service, commented in the interview to a BANKO correspondent: ‘Aeroflot will not operate flights to Beirut until the end of July. It is difficult to make further forecasts now. However, tickets for Moscow – Beirut – Moscow flights with any departure date including Acan be returned with a full refund Moreover, citizens of Russian Federation evacuated from Lebanon to Cyprus can fly to Moscow from Larnaka Airport free of charge without any penal sanctions on production of either a ticket for Beirut – Moscow flight or refugee status marked in a passport.
Meanwhile, bombings in Lebanon are progressing and thousands of people attack Damask Airport trying to leave the conflict zone. ‘Leaving from Damask people do not need to exchange tickets – in Damask Beirut – Moscopw tickets are accepted’, this information was accommodated on July 19th on the forum on www.tourdom.ru by Alexander Korolev, Director of Income Management Department of Aeroflot answering the questions of representatives of travel agencies.
According to experts, last year 2,200 Russian people visited Lebanon. The majority of them go to the country to visit their relatives. However, tourism brings around 12% to Lebanon, Associated Press reported. In 2005 Lebanon has been visited by 460, 000 foreign people. It was expected that by the end of the year a number of tourists will exceed 1, 6 million people that would bring $ 2 billion to the country.
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