The first plane from the Ulyanovsk region to Iran
On 26 June, three charter flights took place from the Ulyanovsk-East Airport to Tehran. The new route was opened within 2018 FIFA World Cup.
“Every day fans of the competition come to our region from different countries. We have worked to prepare reception of fan group from Iran for several months. As a result, we have made the decision to organize flights from and to Ulyanovsk for Iranian tourists”, - noted Sergey Morozov, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region.
During the FIFA World Cup more than one thousand fans from Iran found accommodation in the Ulyanovsk region. It was agreed to bring them to the region under the signed cooperation agreement between the Agency for Tourism of the Ulyanovsk region and the largest tour operator of Iran OOO "E-Turs and Travel".
“Single stay more than One thousand fans from Iran staying in the Ulyanovsk region simultaneously used almost full capacity of our hotels, as well as ensured the increased demand for facilities of the hospitality industry and guide-interpreters. We will continue cooperating with the Embassy of Iran. We have been actively working together with Iran to establish the Ulyanovsk-Tehran route”, - said Yulia Skoromolova, the Director of the Agency for Tourism of the Ulyanovsk region.
The departure of 600 Iranian fans has been organized by the Ministry for Industry, Construction, Housing and Public Utilities, and Transport together with the regional Agency for Tourism. Representatives of Boundary and Customs services and Administration of the Ulyanovsk-East Airport also provided support.
"Citizens of the Islamic Republic of Iran have chosen Ulyanovsk because it is near to host cities of the FIFA World Cup and because it is possible to send our tourists to other countries directly. During their stay in Ulyanovsk, foreign guests have noticed the high quality of transport service", - said Yury Chibisov, Director of the Transport Department.