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Flights to Russia

The best price found from United States to Russia is on January 1st, 2018, travelling with Aeroflot. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

IAD
Washington Dulles
from $339.00
SVO
Moscow Sheremetyevo

Getting around by air

Airports & Airlines

Moscow’s Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo airports, and St Peterburg's Pulkovo airport host the bulk of Russia’s international flights.

Plenty of other cities have direct international connections, including Arkhangelsk, Irkutsk, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Khabarovsk, Krasnodar, Mineralnye Vody, Murmansk, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Airline Safety in Russia

Deadly lapses in Russian airline safety are frighteningly common. Hardly any year passes without a massive civil-aviation disaster. If you’re worried about airline safety, the good news is that for many destinations in Russia, getting there by train or bus is practical and often preferable (if you have the time). But in some cases – where you’re short of time or where your intended destination doesn’t have reliable rail or road connections – you will have no choice but to take a flight.

Industry experts recommend taking the following factors into account when deciding whether an airline is safe to fly with in Russia:

  • Where there's a choice stick to major airlines that are members of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) – these include Aeroflot, S7 and UTAir.
  • A Class 1 Russian airport, which hosts more than 7 million passengers per year, is much more likely to be safe to fly in and out of than a Class 5 airport, which serves less than 100,000 passengers a year.
  • Fly an airline with regularly scheduled flights, not a charter. The accident rate for charter flights is about three times higher than for regular flights.
  • Check www.aviation-safety.net or http://airport.airlines-inform.ru to see the number of accidents and incidents at an airport and to read traveller reviews.