Minister of transport of the Russian Federation Evgenie Dietrich assured that the likelihood of a resumption of international flights from Russia in July remains. He declared it today to journalists.
“you Remember that I some time ago expressed the hope that in July we could have for international flights to proceed. While this hope is still alive”, — quotes TASS of the Minister.
however, he pointed out that it is first necessary to ensure the safety of transportation in the country. Only then “we (the government — ed.) will be ready to release our citizens in the vast world of the ocean air,” said Dietrich, adding that, in his assessment, “we are not ready for it yet”.
Before it became known that the head of the Federal air transport Agency Alexander Neradko said that the government should begin the resumption of international flights from the CIS countries.
According to the plan of the Federal air transport Agency seen by the newspaper “Kommersant”, flying in foreign countries offered to open individually depending on the epidemiological situation.
However, industry sources say the publication, permission to fly in the near abroad will not have a material impact on the revenues of the airlines, summer will still be unprofitable. The experts admit that the communication with foreign countries may be closed until late summer or even longer.
a Day earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters that Russia will open the international flights how to let furnished. “The situation will allow — and will continue to open,” said Deputy Prime Minister. However, he found it difficult to name probable terms: “I do not know this”.
Recall that in connection with the worldwide spread of coronavirus infection COVID-19, Russia from February 1, 2020 closed all regular flights of the airlines RF in China, except for flights of “Aeroflot” in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Since February 14 was also suspended Charter flights of Russian airlines. In addition, there was limited air service between Russia and South Korea and with Iran. Later was cancelled some flights to Italy, Spain, France, Germany, there are only flights to the capitals of these countries and several cities, as well as to Israel.
From 22 March, the Federal air transport Agency began to allow flights only in the capital of foreign States, and 26 March, the government stopped regular and Charter transportations abroad, leaving export flights for the return of Russians to their homeland.
March 27 regular and Charter flights in airports of foreign States and back, except for flights for the removal of the Russians, has been completely discontinued.
the Exception was the export flights and cargo, postal, health and humanitarian flights, stretches of empty planes to maintenance, transit flights with a landing to refuel (crew change) on the territory of the country and the flights carried out by separate decisions of the government of the Russian Federation.
At the same time for flights between Russian regions restrictions were not introduced, however, due to a sharp drop in demand in terms of quarantine, airlines have started to cancel flights.
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