Request for permission to fly into Russia (if there are no direct flights)

If a participant or group of participants is planning to arrive in the Russian Federation by private aircraft, but there are no direct flights between the country of departure and Russia at the time, it is necessary to request permission in writing to land the private jet and send it to the Roscongress Foundation.

The written request must contain the following information:

  • date and time of the flight;
  • departure city and airport;
  • arrival city and airport;
  • name and contact details of the airline;
  • slot reservation number for permission to land the aircraft at Pulkovo Airport (if applicable);
  • application number for permission to land the aircraft at Pulkovo Airport (if applicable);
  • list and details of the passengers (full name, date of birth, passport number (ID), visa number).

Reserving a slot to land a business aviation aircraft at Pulkovo Airport

Regardless of whether there are direct flights between the departure country and Russia, all participants arriving in Russia by private jet must submit a request to land the business aviation aircraft at Pulkovo Airport.

To reserve a slot to land the aircraft on the airport’s territory, a participant must contact Pulkovo Airport to submit an application and reserve a slot in accordance with established procedure.

Available parking for private planes will be limited. Participants are kindly requested to plan their flight in advance.

Due to the large number of aircraft arriving at Pulkovo Airport during the Summit and Forum, it is imperative that strictly coordinated slots for arrival at and departure from Pulkovo Airport are adhered to. In the event of a violation, the airport reserves the right not to receive the aircraft and to direct it to a backup airfield to await a possible arrival slot on a first-come, first-served basis.

As long-term parking cannot be provided for all aircraft, you are kindly requested to draw up a flight plan which factors in turnaround and parking of no more than one hour at Pulkovo Airport.

“We highly value the results of our joint work at the summit. I am sure the achieved results are creating a good foundation for further deepening the Russia-Africa partnership in the interests of our nations’ prosperity and wellbeing.”

President of the Russian Federation
Vladimir Putin

The Russia–Africa Summit, which is taking place in Sochi on 23–24 October 2019, encapsulates the historically friendly relations between the African continent and the Russian Federation. This Summit carries great significance as it is the first of its kind to emerge during a period of major global and international transformations. In response to the aspirations of the people it is representing, the Summit intends to build a comprehensive framework for expanding Russian–African relations into broader horizons of joint cooperation across different fields.

The African nations and Russia share a common understanding of international relations, based on the principles of respect for the rule of international law, equality, non-interference in the internal affairs of states, and the peaceful resolution of disputes. Both sides affirm their commitment to support multilateral actions to oppose new international threats, be they terrorism and extremism in all their forms, or declining growth rates. The two sides share a firm conviction regarding the importance of developing trade flows and supporting mutual investment in such a way as to ensure security, peace and development for the African and Russian people.

African countries have huge potential and opportunities that will allow them, once efforts to streamline their economies have been achieved, to emerge as real global players. In recent years, the nations of this continent have achieved major successes spanning the political, economic, social and administrative spheres. Africa has flourished in terms of growth over the past decade, reaching a continent-wide growth rate of 3.55% in 2018.

The African Union Summit, which was held in Niger in July 2019, continued the efforts of the African countries and saw the African Continental Free Trade Agreement come into force, along with its operational instruments. The agreement is one of the key objectives of Agenda 2063, an African development strategy that has been created to address the African people’s desire for prosperity and decent living standards.

These successes are opening up wide-ranging prospects for cooperation between African countries and the Russian Federation, and confirm the determination of African governments and their people to cooperate with multiple partners in order to establish mutually beneficial relations.

With this in mind, we express our hopes that the Russia–Africa Summit will help in the establishment of constructive strategic relations, based on partnership between two sides across various fields, and in the service of fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the African people and their friends in Russia.

President of the Arab Republic of Egypt
Abdelfattah ALSISI