Russia may fully resume international air traffic on August 11

7 months ago Web Desk 0

The proposal to open all destinations was reportedly discussed during a meeting with Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, but has not received any official confirmation so far.

 

Recall, Russia lifted its blanket ban on international flights on Saturday after months-long suspension due to the Covid-19. Travelers still can go to just a few countries. The first regular flight took off from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport at 07:45 am local time on Saturday. The Boeing 777, of Russian flagship air company Aeroflot headed to Turkey – a popular spot among Russian holidaymakers.

 

Turkey is one of the three countries to which Russia has opened its skies. Starting on August 1, flights were also resumed to and from the United Kingdom and Tanzania (London and Zanzibar respectively).

 

So far, international flights are being operated only from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don

 

Meanwhile, negotiations between Tajikistan and Russia on resumption of regular air traffic between are under way.

 

Tajik air carriers now operate 14 charter flights per week instead of the previous ten charter flights.

 

The Russian Federation suspended air services with other countries on March 27.

 

Since late May, Tajikistan has organized a number of charter flights to repatriate its nationals who were unable to return home due to Covid19 crisis and closure of airports in both Tajikistan and the Russia. To-date, more than 8,000 Tajik nationals have been returned to Tajikistan from Russia by charter flights.

 

Source: Asia Plus