Turkish airlines has announced readiness to resume air links with Russia

Turkish Airlines has announced its intention to resume flights to Russia from August 1. “After several years’ absence, we return to the sky,” — said in a statement on the website of the carrier. There’s also the proposed “flexibility to travel”. Thus, choosing Russia as the destination indicate that from August 1 the company will make flights in six Russian cities: Moscow, Petersburg, Sochi, Krasnodar, Kazan and Rostov-on-don. However, it is unclear, based on what the carrier plans to resume flights to Russia. Official statements about the resumption of flights between the countries, neither the Russian nor the Turkish authorities have not yet done. At the end of June the head of Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation Evgenie Dietrich said that about any resumption of air communication with Turkey from 15 July it is not. He stressed that the opening of international traffic will depend on the epidemiological situation of coronavirus. The Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) and do believe that the resumption of the interrupted because of the pandemic coronavirus international flights to popular tourist destinations is expected in late September-early October. According to the Director of ATOR Maya Lomidze, it is highly unlikely that the end of summer flights will be restored. “The most optimistic scenario” — this fall, she said.

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