There is no firmer confirmation of close commercial and cultural ties between two countries than the number of direct flights between them – and the network of air routes between Russia and Spain is growing denser all the time.
Among the links already established are those that connect the likes of Moscow, St. Petersburg, Madrid and Barcelona, but naturally Spain’s third city, Valencia, could not be absent from this list, so the route was officially inaugurated with the touchdown of the first S7 Airlines jet at the Aeropuerto de Manises in Valencia on 2 June 2012.
The moment marked the start of a twice-weekly direct service between Valencia and Moscow, thereby bringing a host of Russian cities within a much more convenient two-stage reach whilst opening up the region of Valencia, Alicante and the Costa Blanca to Russian businesspeople, investors, cultural visitors and tourists.
A region such as this, with the cultural and corporate importance of Valencia, and a long coastline well attuned to summer tourism, offers a great deal of potential to Russian visitors, just as access to the Russian market benefits the greater Valencia region. High-speed rail links to major centres such as Madrid and Barcelona add further convenience as they link the air routes to the European high-speed rail network.
The new scheduled flights linking Moscow with Valencia and the Costa Blanca are in themselves a product of the steady increase in contacts between the two countries, but in providing a convenient direct link they will develop the volume of trade and transit further. Already, there has been a notable surge in interest and increase in traffic, and Russian visitors to the region will find it is well equipped to welcome them in style.
This also applies to Rimontgó itself, which prides itself on having both a dedicated Russian website and native Russian speakers in its team who know the local market well but are in an ideal position to provide information, support and advice to potential Russian property buyers and investors.