Flights from Yekaterinburg and Kazan to Turkey may be allowed already from September 1
From September 1, the Russian authorities may approve the launch of international flights from the airports of Yekaterinburg and Kazan. This was told by a source close to the aviation community. According to him, the Ministry of Transport, together with Rospotrebnadzor (Russian Agency for Health and Consumer Rights), should assess the quality of operation of the air harbors of Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don after the lifting of restrictions on flights.
Departments began to monitor the operation of the hubs since August 1, within a month they will analyze the epidemiological situation and issue permits to the airports of the capitals of the Urals and the Volga region to receive and send aircraft abroad.
In this regard, there is a reason to believe that the phased launch of international flights from Russian cities, which the Ministry of Transport talked about in July, will take place in working order. The expert also said that, first of all, the flights will be launched from Yekaterinburg.
As for Kazan, there is still no certainty about the main air hub of Tatarstan region. According to him, the next in line will be the airports of Novosibirsk, Vladivostok and, possibly, Sochi.
“The flights can be arranged in a few days. Rosaviatsia (Federal Air Transport Agency) has no claims against airlines. Now they fly according to schedule and have reserve aircraft available. After the opening of flights, carriers will have no difficulty in restoring their flight programs. Previously issued permits for flights are still valid,” the expert concluded.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.