Traditionally Volga-Dnepr will take responsibility for general coordination of all flight operations in support and arrange all flight clearances and official authorisations necessary for the joint flight detachment for off-track flying. The company will also provide general dispatch, navigation and aeronautical information services for the rally’s air operations which involves a fleet of six airplanes and seven helicopters. Aircrafts will take off and land at five Russian airports.
Owning the certificate of flight organizational support Volga-Dnepr Airlines cooperates with Silk Way annually since the first race in 2009. The fifth anniversary Silk Way will newly challenge more than 170 participants of auto tournament and more than 70 participants of camion tournament. The distance in 2013 will be half as much as in previous years and include more than 3000 km. Third part of distance is denes of Russian Kalmykia and Astrakhan region. The Silk Way Rally route will get through two kremlins. It will begin at the Red Square in Moscow and finish next to the Astrakhan’s fort.