AirRussia.US News - August 2015
Yakutia National Festival
Last month, Yakutia Airlines resumed weekly Anchorage-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-Yakutsk service. Photo: Celebration of Ysyakh National Festival in Yakutia, courtesy of Evdokia Efimova 

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Plan Your Trip to Russia:  
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Summer Air Service from Anchorage to Russia and Japan Now Operating   

Russian visa
For Russian visas; migration cards; visa registration in Russia; traveling with a minor; U.S. citizen services in Russia, CLICK HERE.    

  

Traveling from Anchorage to Tokyo via Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PKC), Russia?  Travelers must have all necessary travel documentation and visas to enter/exit Japan, the US and Russia. At the interim stop at PKC, travelers must clear Russian customs and immigrations inbound and outbound. All US citizens must have a Russian visa to transit Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia (PKC).


baggage rules Baggage Allowances and Fees:
For information on baggage rules on Yakutia Airlines and a summary of excess baggage fees, CLICK HERE. Please note that baggage allowances and fees on Yakutia Airlines' domestic routes may vary.     

 

Traveling with Guns from Anchorage to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: 

- Guns should be registered with customs before departure from the US to avoid difficulties when returning.  
- Guns should be packaged in TSA-approved cases.  
- Ammunition should be in a locked and sealed metal container.
- Up to 10 lbs ammunition are permitted on the international flight.

- Standard baggage rules and fees apply to hunters.

- Intent to transport weapons and ammunition must be declared to the airline at the time of booking and approved by the airline. 

  

transporting dogs Transporting dogs on Yakutia Airlines' Alaska-Kamchatka flights: 

- Reservations for transporting dogs must be made in advance.  

- All kennels must meet USDA guidelines or the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations.

- All dogs are required by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to have appropriate immunization and valid health certificates issued by a licensed veterinarian within 10 days of travel.

- Passengers are responsible for ensuring compliance with US and Russian regulations pertaining to the transportation of animals. 

- Passengers with dogs traveling as checked baggage must pay a fee of $120 per dog.     

   

   

For more updates about Russian visa, important traveler information, and other useful resources, visit PLAN YOUR TRIP

  
 TRANSIT THROUGH
PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY 



View of the Avacha hotel. Photo by Kamchatintour.

Arriving in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and planning to take a transfer flight? Find accommodation in and around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky International Airport.

Specifically designed to accommodate travelers in transit, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport Hotel offers a convenient location and rooms with simple & basic amenities. To book a room, contact hotel@airport-pkc.ru

There are several hotels located not very far from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport catering to transit passengers and visitors to Kamchatka :

Art-Hotel** is located in Yelizovo, just a couple of miles away from the airport, and offers 16 comfortable rooms with views of Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky volcanoes. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is 13 miles away from the hotel. http://arthotel-kamchatka.ru/en/

Hotel Edelveis**
is a small comfortable hotel opened in 1992 and located in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 9,5 miles from the airport, close to the main highway and shopping center. 27 rooms are available for visitors. www.idelveis.com/en/

Hotel Petropavlovsk*** located 10 miles from the airport and 4 miles from the city center, the hotel offers magnificent views of Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes. www.petropavlovsk-hotel.ru/en/

Hotel Geyser*** is located 10 miles from the airport, in the central part of the city within walking distance to a park. The hotel provides 20 cozy rooms and magnificent views of the Avacha bay, Koryaksky, Avachinsky, Kazelsky, and Vilyuchinsky volcanoes. http://geyser-hotel.ru/eng/  

Hotel Avacha*** is located 13 miles from the airport and in the heart of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, within close distance from the business center, central market and government offices. www.avacha-hotel.ru/en/


If you need help arranging your accommodation in Kamchatka, please CONTACT US, or consider contacting Kamchatintour, the premier ground operator for foreign groups visiting Kamchatka since 1990.

 
WINTER FLIGHTS
JAPAN-KAMCHATKA-FAIRBANKS
Photo of the Northern Lights by Sherman Hogue/Explore Fairbanks

InterPacific Aviation and Marketing Inc/AirRussia.US is considering working with Russian airline partners to operate four winter flights from late December to early January on the routing Tokyo-Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky-Fairbanks.


If you're a travel agent, tour operator or individual interested in travel on this route, please let us know.

 
 START PLANNING YOUR 2016 SUMMER ADVENTURE

Would you like to learn more about travel to Kamchatka in 2016?
 
Kamchatka Explorer Magazine is produced by Kamchatka Explorer publishing house with the support of the regional government's office of tourism. It provides an excellent overview of opportunities for adventure and relaxation on the peninsula.

Contact us to receive your free copy! 


  Kamchatka Guidebook
Kamchatka Modern Guidebook by PressPass is one of the most detailed and up-to-date Kamchatka guidebooks currently available. It explores in depth Kamchatka's p eoples, culture, climate, flora and fauna, economy as well as sights, museums and activities. Learn in detail about the gear you need to go fishing or trekking, or about geothermal power and submarines. The guidedbook is rich in inspirational photographs, detailed maps, and insets that explore history, local food, culture and safety. The Kamchatka Modern Guidebook is available in English and in Russian . The same publisher also produces guides for other parts of Russia, including Yakutia and the Russian Far East.

 
US-RUSSIA RELATIONS 

 AMBASSADOR KISLYAK VISITS THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST


On July 18, 2015, Sergey Kislyak, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the U.S.,  visited Great Falls, Montana, to participate in a ceremony highlighting Great Falls' role in the Lend-Lease program that sent nearly 8,000 aircraft to the Soviet Union to support the fight against Nazi Germany. The Bravo 369 Flight Foundation, Wargaming.Net and Rusavia teamed up to retrace the flight route from Great Falls, via Fairbanks, to Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

  

The events continued in Seattle where Ambassador Kislyak gave a talk at the offices of K&L Gates on the current state of US-Russia relations. The event was sponsored by the Council for US-Russia Relations.

   

Native dancers in Alaska, photo by Matt Hage, courtesy of Alaska
Travel Industry Association

 

  U.S. AND RUSSIA INTRODUCE VISA-FREE TRAVEL FOR CHUKOTKA AND ALASKA  

  

The new agreement applies to the indigenous populations of the Bering Strait region that have relatives (blood relatives, members of the same tribe, native people who have similar language and cultural heritage) in the designated area of travel.

 
The visa-free entry is granted for an invitation from the region for a stay of no more than 90 days. Local authorities should also be notified at least 10 days before the trip. Entry checkpoints across the state border in Alaska were set up in Nome and Gambell, while in Russia they are at Anadyr, Provideniya, Lavrentiya and Uelen. Read more... 

 

    

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 

CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN THE ARCTIC
30-31 August, Anchorage

The Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER, will highlight international and domestic priorities in the Arctic. This conference will bring together Foreign Ministers of Arctic nations and key non-Arctic states with scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from Alaska and the Arctic. Representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples will be invited to attend and encouraged to participate. Russia has been officially invited to participate in the conference. Read more...


EAST RUSSIA ECONOMIC FORUM

3-5 September, Vladivostok, Russia

EREF Russia's first ever East Russia Economic Forum (EREF) is unique in its scale and the level of expertise of its participants as a platform for constructive dialog between representatives of the international investment community, business, and the governments of both Russia and the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR). Read more...


THE RUSSIAN-AMERICAN PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP 20TH ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL MEETING  

7-8 October, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

RAPP MARK YOUR CALENDAR: 7-8 October, 2015, 20th Anniversary Annual Meeting Russian American Pacific Partnership (RAPP), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Sakhalin Region, Russia. This meeting will be the premier event on bilateral U.S.-Russian commerce and cooperation of 2015. For registration and details contact Council for U.S.-Russia Relations


 
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