The Russian Federation from Monday resumes passenger flights to the Turkish resort cities of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman.
By decision of the government, at the first stage, the flights will only be possible from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov-on-Don (both regular and charter flights).
The start of flights to these destinations was previously announced by Turkish Airlines, Pegasus, Corendon Airlines, Aeroflot, S7, Pobeda, Russiya, Ural Airlines, Red Wings, Royal Flight, Nordwind, Pegas Fly, Azur Air and iFly.
Passenger flights were suspended by Russia amid the COVID-19 pandemic at the end of March.
As it was reported, from August 1, carriers were allowed to fly from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Rostov to London, Ankara, Istanbul and Zanzibar (Tanzania). In fact, the flights have begun only to London and Istanbul. According to the Federal Air Transport Agency, over the past period, Russian and foreign airlines have performed 128 flights, transported more than 38,5 thousand passengers.
From August 15, the Russian Federation plans to restore flights between Moscow and Geneva.
Transport Minister Yevgeny Dietrich announced in July that the Russian aviation authorities are negotiating on the resumption of flights with 30 states.