2018 Russia World Cup Trip Planning Resource Center

    2018 Russia World Cup Trip Planning Resource Center

    Welcome

    The 2018 Russia World Cup will take place from June 14 through July 15 at 11 locations throughout the country. The opening ceremony and final match will take place in Moscow. Currently, it’s estimated that 3 million visitors will attend the games which will increase congestion at many airports.

    Operators should begin pre-planning for this event, as the increased traffic will limit services such as parking and hotels, and create delays at the airports themselves. On this resource center website you will find information such as permit requirements, visa considerations, airport information, NOTAMs, and more that will assist you in planning your trip to this event.

    Information can change at a moment’s notice.

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    Russia Permits

    Lead times differ for Russia landing permits based on the number of seats on the aircraft and the number of flights in the country.

    Landing permit – A landing permit is required for all operators traveling to Russia. Depending on the number of seats onboard the aircraft, number of persons onboard, and the number of flights in the country within a month, the lead time will change:

    • One (1) business day: 1-4 flights in a month and fewer than 19 passenger seats
    • Three (3) business days: if the aircraft has more than 19 passenger seats or there are more than 10 persons on the flight
    • Fourteen (14) business days: aircraft with more than 4 flights in a month

    Though the lead times above are shorter compared to other countries, it’s recommended that the permit requests be submitted with additional lead time due to the estimated increase of traffic to the country for this event.

    The following documents are required for landing permits:

    • Aircraft registration certificate
    • Airworthiness certificate
    • Air Operator’s Certificate (for charter aircraft only)
    • Worldwide insurance with third-party liability
    • Crewmember pilot certificates (note that this requirement is mentioned in the Aeronautical Information Publication [AIP] but at this time it’s not a required document to furnish)
    • Aircraft Noise Certificate or any other document that clearly indicates the aircraft maximum takeoff weight (MTOW)

    All documents above need to be in English, legible, and valid. Note that the pilot certificates don’t need to be issued from the same country the aircraft is registered in (if CAA Russia requests this document). Regarding airworthiness, the aircraft maintenance log will also need to be submitted if it’s over 10 years old and doesn’t have an expiration date.

    Additional information needed for the landing permit:

    • Crew information
    • Passenger information
    • Purpose of flight
    • Entry/exit points (flight information regions [FIRs])
    • Route and schedule
    • Cargo details if any

    Permit validity and revisions

    Once approved, permits are valid from 0001 UTC from the estimated time of arrival (ETA) and remain valid for an additional 48 hours from the estimated time of departure (ETD) in UTC.

    Once the permit is valid, you may operate on the basis of the filed flight plan without the need for a permit revision. Below you will find a list of changes that don’t require a revision:

    • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA)/ETD changes
    • Changes to the digital part of the flight number
    • Adding an additional tech stop within Russia at an international AOE
    • Use of a different “reserved” aircraft indicated in your permit application

    Additionally, for aircraft that have fewer than 19 passenger seats, no permit revision is needed while the permit is valid for the following changes:

    • Change to entry/exit points into/from the Russian flight information region (FIR)
    • Change to the aerodrome of departure/landing outside the territory of Russia

    Cabotage

    Russian authorities are very stringent with cabotage regulations. Foreign carriers are not permitted to transport commercial load (cargo), obtained in Russian territory, within Russian territory. Additionally, it’s illegal to pick up passengers in Russia who are to be transported to another point within the country. If passengers are picked up in Russia, they need to remain onboard and disembark after the aircraft departs the country.

    Flight Planning

    NOTAMs are expected to be issued 3-6 months prior to the event commencing. These NOTAMs will likely outline airspace closures and aircraft parking restrictions.

    The landing permit number needs to be placed in the remarks section 18 of the ICAO portion of the flight plan.

    Note that the flight plan needs to be filed a minimum of 3 hours prior to departure. Additionally, a flight plan cancellation is needed for earlier departures. An updated flight plan should only be filed after a rejection of the original flight plan has been received by authorities. It’s important to keep your trip support provider and/or ground handler updated for any potential schedule changes for flight planning purposes; these may cause delays for your departure due to increased traffic.

    Visas

    Visas are required for most nationalities traveling to Russia. Note that visas on arrival are never available for passengers. In the case of crew:

    • Visas are available at three Moscow airports: Vnukovo (UUWW), Sheremetyevo (UUEE) and Domodedovo (UUDD)
    • Arrangements need to be made in advance and information needs to be submitted at least 24 hours prior to arrival
    • Crew must bring two (2) passport-sized photos
    • Processing time can take anywhere between 1.5 and 6 hours to obtain

    It’s always recommended that crew and passengers obtain visas prior to traveling to Russia. Note that a Fan-ID can be obtained for those attending the World Cup and will substitute a visa. For more information on the Fan-ID and how to obtain one, please visit the official site.

    For high traffic events such as the World Cup, government authorities will create an express customs, immigration and quarantine (CIQ) process. Specifically, this process will add more officers and kiosks for CIQ clearance and the clearance itself will be faster at approximately three (3) minutes per person.

    Airport Requirements

    All cities hosting games during this event will require airport slots and will likely offer limited parking options. Note that the permit and parking depend on the slot approval. Even though the slots are requested in advance, authorities have advised that the first slots won’t be allocated until two to three (2-3) weeks prior to the opening ceremony. It’s recommended that you speak to your trip support provider or ground handler as to when requests for slots should be requested. For more information on documentation needed for permits, please see the “Russia Permits” section of this site.

    Airport slot information

    Airport slot regulations are expected to be issued in 2018. We expect that all airports will require slots when games are taking place at their respective locations. Below you will find cities and these airports:

    City Slot coordinated airports Dates required
    Moscow Sheremetyevo (UUEE) Slots are always required
    Vnukovo (UUWW) Slots are always required
    Ostafyevo (UUMO) May 1 – July 31
    Ramnenskoye (UUBW) May 1 – July 31
    Domodedovo (UUDD) Slots are always required
    St. Petersburg Pulkovo (ULLI) Slots are always required
    Kaliningrad Khrabrovo (UMKK) May 1 – July 31
    Nizhniy Novgorod Strigino (UWGG) May 1 – July 31
    Kazan Kazan (UWKD) May 1 – July 31
    Yekaterinburg Koltsovo (USSS) May 1 – July 31
    Samara Kurumoch (UWWW) May 1 – July 31
    Saransk Saransk (UWPS) May 1 – July 31
    Volgograd Gumrak (URWW) May 1 – July 31
    Rostov-on-Don Platov (URRP) May 1 – July 31
    Sochi Sochi (URSS) May 1 – July 31

    At this time the specific procedures for obtaining slots is not known. However, authorities have advised that slot confirmations won’t be known until approximately two to three weeks or even just days prior to the beginning of the World Cup. Note that CAA requires that airport slot requests be sent at least 30 days prior to the operation of the flight. Note that airport slots may differ from the operator’s request. It’s recommended that operators adhere to the approved slot times and avoid revisions that may lead to slot reconfirmation issues.

    Airport slot deviation is currently +30/-30 minutes for flights up to 3 hours and +/- 45 minutes for long legs (any flight over 3 hours), and is not expected to change at this time. If parking isn’t approved for your aircraft, you will be permitted a minimum of 40 minutes and a maximum of two hours on the ground and the slots will reflect that allotted time. The amount of ground time given will depend on the number of passengers onboard – the higher the number of passengers, the longer the ground time to drop off or pick up. Also, note that depending on the persons onboard – such as a diplomatic flight or a flight carrying a team – will also determine the ground time for drop off or pick up.

    Airport slot penalty information

    At this time penalty information for not adhering to approved slots is not known. However, at certain airports if you don’t meet your slots, your downline approved slots may be cancelled. It is expected that the penalty information will be advised via NOTAM.

    Delays for holding for arrival or departure due to congestion should not affect operators.

    Aircraft parking information

    Aircraft parking will depend solely on slot approval. According to current NOTAMs, in most cases parking will be permitted between 40 minutes and up to a maximum of two hours on the ground. The amount of ground time will depend on the number of passengers onboard. Operators will likely need to reposition to an alternate airport for parking purposes. Also, it’s recommended you avoid obtaining services such catering that may delay your flight and miss the approved departure slot.

    Airport and airspace restrictions

    At this time it is unknown what airport or airspace restrictions will be implemented for the World Cup.

    Other information

    It’s recommended that you monitor NOTAMs for each of the host cities as they will outline requirements and restrictions for each airfield. Authorities have advised that NOTAMs will be issued three to six months prior to the event commencing.

    Russia 2018 Host Cities and Primary Airports

    Primary Airport Information

    Moscow | Sheremetyevo (UUEE)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    25L/07R 12,139 ft. x 197 ft.
    25R/07L 11,647 ft. x 197 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Ostafyevo (UUMO)
    Ramnenskoye (UUBW)
    Notes:

    Moscow | Vnukovo (UUWW)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    19/01 10,039 ft. x 148 ft.
    24/06 11,483 ft. x 197 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Ostafyevo (UUMO)
    Ramnenskoye (UUBW)
    Notes:

    Moscow | Domodedovo (UUDD)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    32C/14C 8,531 ft. x 148 ft.
    32L/14R 11,483 ft. x 230 ft.
    32R/14L 12,448 ft. x 174 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Ostafyevo (UUMO)
    Ramnenskoye (UUBW)
    Notes:

    St. Petersburg | Pulkovo (ULLI)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    28L/10R 12,402 ft. X 197 ft.
    28R/10L 11,146 ft. X 197 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Helsinki Vantaa (EFHK)
    Riga (EVRA)
    Notes:

    Kaliningrad | Khrabrovo (UMKK)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    24/06 8,202 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Helsinki Vantaa (EFHK)
    Riga (EVRA)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Nizhniy Novgorod | Strigino (UWGG)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    24/06 1,640 ft. x 72 ft.
    33/15 1,969 ft. x 72 ft.
    36L/18R 9,203 ft. x 148 ft.
    36R/18L 8,232 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Kazan (UWKD)
    Kurumoch (UWWW)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Kazan | Kazan (UWKD)

    Alternate for UWGG, USSS, UWWW, and UWPS

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    29/11 12,303 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Kurumoch (UWWW)
    Ufa (UWUU)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Yekaterinburg | Koltsovo (USSS)

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    26L/08R 9,925 ft. x 174 ft.
    26R/08L 8,192 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Kurumoch (UWWW)
    Kazan (UWKD)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Samara | Kurumoch (UWWW)

    Alternate for UWGG, UWKD, USSS, and UWPS

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    23/05 8,360 ft. x 197 ft.
    33/15 9,846 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Saransk (UWPS)
    Kazan (UWKD)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Saransk | Saransk (UWPS)

    Alternate for UWWW

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    20/02 10,567 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Kazan (UWKD)
    Kurumoch (UWWW)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.
    This airport will not be available as an alternate.
    During the World Cup, private non-revenue and charter flights can operate during the following hours:

    • Ferry flights – no restrictions
    • Flights with passengers can operate only during the following hours on these specific dates:
      • June 16 0500-1600 UTC arrivals, 2015-0715 UTC departures
      • June 19 0100-1200 UTC arrivals, 1615-0315 UTC departures
      • June 25 0700-1800 UTC arrivals, 2215-0915 UTC departures
      • June 28 0700-1800 UTC arrivals, 2215-0915 UTC departures

    Aircraft parking limitations (unless approved otherwise):

    • 1 Class aircraft (MTOM 30-75 tons or more) – 40 minutes
    • 2 Class aircraft (MTOM 30-75 tons) – 1 hour
    • 3 Class aircraft including heli (MTOM 10 tons or less) – 40 minutes

    Business aviation – 40 minutes

    Volgograd | Gumrak (URWW)

    Alternate for URRP

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    24/06 9,186 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Sochi (URSS)
    Platov (URRP)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Rostov-on-Don | Platov (URRP)

    Alternate for URWW and URSS

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    05/23 11,811 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Sochi (URSS)
    Gumrak (URWW)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Sochi | Sochi (URSS)

    Alternate for URWW and URRP

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    20/02 8,202 ft. x 148 ft.
    24/06 9,498 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Alternate for aircraft parking:
    Platov (URRP)
    Pashkovsky (URKK)
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Alternate airports for aircraft parking

    Note: Moscow has five (5) total airports and none will be closed at the same time.

    Ostafyevo (UUMO)

    Alternate for UUEE, UUWW, and UUDD

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    26/08 6,726 ft. x 157 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Ramnenskoye (UUBW)

    Alternate for UUEE, UUWW, and UUDD

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 0900-2000 local
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    30/12 17,719 ft. x 397 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Helsinki, Finland | Vantaa (EFHK)

    Alternate for ULLI and UMKK

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Available
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    22L/04R 11,483 ft. x 197 ft.
    22R/04L 10,039 ft. x 197 ft.
    33/15 9,518 ft. x 197 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Notes:
    Note that APIS notification is required for all inbound and outbound flights.

    Riga, Latvia | Riga (EVRA)

    Alternate for ULLI and UMKK

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Not required
    Parking: Available
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    36/18 10,499 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Notes:

    Ufa (UWUU)

    Alternate for UWKD

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Not required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    32L/14R 12,340 ft. x 197 ft.
    32R/14L 8,245 ft. x 164 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Notes:

    Pashkovsky (URKK)

    Alternate for URSS

    Need to make ground handling or fuel arrangements?
    Airport of entry (AOE): Yes
    Hours of operation: 24/7
    PPR: Not required
    Airport slots: Required
    Parking: Subject to availability
    Ground handling: Available
    TS-1: Available
    In-flight catering: Available
    Runway:
    23L/05R 9,842 ft. x 148 ft.
    23R/05L 7,218 ft. x 161 ft.
    23C/05C 7,874 ft. x 148 ft.
    Applicable NOTAMs:
    View current METARs, TAFs, and NOTAMs
    Will be posted as made available.
    Notes:
    Airport slots will be required for this field from May 1 through July 31.

    Aviation Fuel

    When traveling to Russia it’s important to note that there is no Jet A or Jet A-1 fuel available. At all airports in Russia, you will find TS-1 fuel. This fuel type is similar to Jet A, but it’s recommended that operators always check their aircraft manual to confirm you can uplift this type of fuel. Also, some locations have RT fuel (analog of Jet A) available for operators.

    If you plan on uplifting fuel and require fuel additives, it’s recommended that you request this in advance as not all fuel suppliers can provide them.

    Note that when dropping off or picking up passengers at any of the primary airports, you will be limited to a ground time between 40 minutes and up to two hours. Authorities are asking operators to tanker fuel and refrain from fueling on drop offs and pick ups.

    UVair is available at all these locations with prior arrangements.

    City Airport
    Moscow Sheremetyevo (UUEE)
    Vnukovo (UUWW)
    Ostafyevo (UUMO)
    Ramnenskoye (UUBW) [with 1-2 business days’ notice]
    Domodedovo (UUDD)
    St. Petersburg Pulkovo (ULLI)
    Kaliningrad Khrabrovo (UMKK)
    Nizhniy Novgorod Strigino (UWGG)
    Kazan Kazan (UWKD)
    Yekaterinburg Koltsovo (USSS)
    Samara Kurumoch (UWWW)
    Saransk Saransk (UWPS)
    Volgograd Gumrak (URWW)
    Rostov-on-Don Platov (URRP)
    Sochi Sochi (URSS)

    Ground Transportation

    When traveling to international locations and especially to locations hosting high traffic events, it’s always recommended to utilize prepaid transportation (car with driver) which use licensed vendors with experience in crew and VIP ground transportation. As the 2018 Russia World Cup will attract high traffic, services such as ground transportation will be in high demand. Additionally, prepaid ground transportation reduces the risks that your crew and passengers may be exposed to when on the ground and is available when they need it. For these reasons, it’s best that operators look to make these arrangements in advance.

    To obtain options or quotes for any transportation needs you have in Russia, contact our Universal Private TransportSM Representative, Tracie Carwile, or visit the site to learn more.

    In-flight Catering

    Russia is expected to experience heavy traffic and an uptick of service requests, including in-flight catering. Due to the increase of such requests, a minimum of 48 to 72 hours lead time is recommended for all orders, especially when there are requests for food items that may be difficult to source in the region. Items such as availability of dry ice will vary by location. Also, newspapers in English will likely not be widely available.

    For operations throughout the region for the 2018 Russia World Cup, it’s recommended that operators travel with extra packaging and supplies such as foil, coolers, reusable gel-packs, dry stores and service equipment to supplement catering procured.

    Air Culinaire Worldwide® is able to provide in-flight catering at all locations with the exception of Ramnenskoye (UUBW) and Kaliningrad (UMKK).

    Below you will find some articles and a Russia planning guide from Air Culinaire:

    Planning Guide

    Articles

    To obtain quotes, options, menus or any other catering questions, please contact Brandi Pelfrey, Karl Scheblein, or Stephen Wycallis at supplier@airculinaire.com or visit the Air Culinaire Worldwide website.

    Security Information

    Within the last couple of years Russia has hosted several world class events, so there is some prior experience for the host nation in regards to security. Russia will also be hosting the Confederation Cup this year which will test the current security situation and allow time for any required adjustments prior to the larger event next year. The overall threat is low to moderate, but with political tension and an uptick in Russian presence in Syria, the threat of a terrorist attack cannot be ruled out.

    During the Euro Cup 2016 in France Russian fans were known to clash with opponents, and altercations (or scuffles or skirmishes) are expected to take place during this event – regardless of the outcome of the specific match. Protests have been frequent, especially in the larger cities of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and occur with little warning. Take precautions by avoiding larger crowds, knowing alternate routes to your destination, and monitoring the local news. Police will intervene with escalated force to disperse any violence that can arise.

    Street crime will be present like any major city. Foreigners are often the targets of theft in Russia, which can occur anywhere, including near and on public transportation, in restaurants and bars, and near ATMs throughout the country. Be sure to protect and secure your belongings in and out of your hotel room and keep a low profile, especially if traveling at night.

    Expect regular security patrols with both a police and military presence around airports, stadiums, and other large populated areas to mitigate any possible risk. With the increase of vehicles being used as weapons, checkpoints and total road closures for vehicles are likely.

    For the latest information or to obtain a briefing on the city, airport, country, or hotel, please contact our Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. Security Sales Representative, Tristan Steinmann.

    Links and Resources

    2018 World Cup official website:

    https://www.fifa.com/worldcup/

    Articles on operating to Russia:

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