The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) on Monday, March 29, sent a telegram to the airlines, according to which international flights from 13 Russian cities will resume from Thursday, April 1, but not to Turkey and Great Britain. This was reported by the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).
International flights were allowed to operate from Barnaul, Belgorod, Volgograd, Voronezh, Kaluga, Krasnodar, Lipetsk, Nalchik, Orenburg, Saratov, Sochi, Tyumen and Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. However, the telegram clarifies that the permit does not apply to flights to Turkey and the UK.
Irina Tyurina, press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry (PCT), told “Interfax” that such a ban would negatively affect the flow of tourists to Turkey from Russia, but it is not yet clear how much. “Some of the tourists will fly on flights with landing at“ permitted ”airports, as was the case last year, and some will not go to Turkey,” she explained and added that from some cities that were banned, for example from Krasnodar, Sochi and Volgograd , many tourists flew there.
Thus, in Russia there are only 21 “allowed” cities, from where it will be possible to fly to Turkey. It will be possible to go to the resort in spring-summer from the following cities: Astrakhan, Vladivostok, Grozny, Yekaterinburg, Irkutsk, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Kemerovo, Krasnoyarsk, Makhachkala, Mineralnye Vody, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Perm, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Rostov- on-Don, Samara, St. Petersburg, Ufa, Khabarovsk.