UPDATE – Russia resumes flights with Turkey


MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – June 22, 2021) Russia on Tuesday lifts air traffic restrictions with Turkey introduced in April.

Flights between Russia and Turkey have been suspended since April 15 due to the COVID-19 situation in that country. The exception concerned the flights necessary for the participation of the limited company Concern Titan-2 in the construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and the flights to take out of there the Russians who are in Turkey to relax, as well as two weekly flights between Moscow and Istanbul.

The decision on whether to restore regular and charter flights was taken following the visit of the Russian delegation to Turkey and in accordance with the conclusion of Russian specialists.

Russia, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, halted scheduled and charter flights with other countries on March 27, 2020. The exceptions were export flights, as well as cargo, mail, and other flights. ambulance and humanitarian aid, flights of empty planes for maintenance, transit flights with landing for refueling or change of crew on Russian territory, and flights carried out in accordance with individual decisions of the Russian government.

Since August 2020, Russia has started to gradually resume air traffic with other countries.

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