Russia’s 2018 FIFA World Cup transport infrastructure '90% ready'

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MOSCOW, April 16. /TASS/. Russia’s transportation infrastructure for the 2018 FIFA World Cup this summer is 90% ready, an official with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Russia-2018 said on Monday.

“The transportation infrastructure is 90% ready,” Kirill Polyakov, the head of the LOC Russia-2018 transportation department, told journalists. “As of today, we are still working on the flights schedule.”

“We are in the active stage of introducing additional flights for the championship, monitoring the availability of free seats at popular flight routes and are working not only to increase the number of flights but the seating capacity as well,” he said. “The most popular flight destinations at the moment are Saransk, Volgograd, Samara and Kaliningrad.”

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in 58 days with the opening match in the Russian capital of Moscow.

Russia selected 11 host cities to be the venues for the matches of the 2018 World Cup and they are Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara.

The matches of the 2018 World Cup will be held between June 14 and July 15 at 12 stadiums located in the 11 mentioned above cities across Russia. Two of the stadiums are located in the Russian capital.

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