Russia, Turkey may resume flights from July 15
Russia may resume flights with Turkey from July 15, Russian Minister of Transport Yevgeny Dietrich said, NEWS.ru reports referring to RIA Novosti.
Earlier, Turkey made a proposal to resume regular flights to Russia and was waiting for confirmation from the Russian side.
Russian Ambassador to Ankara Aleksey Yerkhov noted that the Turkish authorities had done a lot for the safety of tourist facilities, so the parties are discussing the resumption of air traffic and tourist flow.
Besides, Russia will resume flights to the CIS member states earlier than to other countries, Dietrich added.
This opportunity is being discussed with the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency, he said.
Russia has suspended international air traffic since the end of March 2020 in connection with the coronavirus pandemic. An exception was made for flights returning citizens to their homeland.
From June 8, it is possible to fly abroad to close relatives in need of care, as well as for treatment, study, or work. This rule also applies to foreigners arriving in Russia.
NEWS.ru earlier reported that Russia may resume international flights to CIS countries.