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.
on the Eve of 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 of the Russian Federation in China, in addition to 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 to the airports of DEPestablishments of the 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.
let’s Add that the Russian economy in February—March 2020 was under the powerful impact of two negative factors — the rapid spread of the pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19 and its deleterious effect on the global economy and collapse in oil prices. Against this background, the rouble significantly depreciated against the dollar and the Euro. Reacting to the situation, the government and the Bank of Russia adopted several packages of measures to support the economy and citizens.
on 2 June Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin briefed President Vladimir Putin a national plan for the recovery of the Russian economy in 2020-2021 years, noting in particular that the cost of the plan will be about 5 trillion rubles.
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