Airlines don’t turn up at conference

The representatives of the European airlines that operate flights to or from Yekaterinburg refused to attend a press conference on Wednesday.

The press conference on who should be responsible for solving the problems of local and foreign tourists stuck in different places due to the Iceland volcano’s eruption took place in Yekaterinburg on April 21, 2010. The event was attended by the representatives of the Federal Migration Service and of the local travel agents. However, the announced airlines executives never showed up.

According to Vice President of the Ural Tourist Association Sergey Buzko, these are the airlines that have lost the most due to the volcanic eruption.

All in all, eight flights bound for Europe were cancelled in Yekaterinburg on April 8-14, 2010. Approximately 1,000 local dwellers were unable to leave the city, with another thousand stuck in Europe as these flights couldn’t pick them up on the way back to the Urals.


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