Rosaviatsia for the 19th time extended the ban on flights introduced after the outbreak of hostilities in Ukraine. The latter was valid until June 18
The regime of restrictions on flights to 11 airports in the south and central part of Russia has been extended until June 24, 2022, a representative of the Federal Air Transport Agency told RBC.
We are talking about the airports of Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista.
As an alternative, Rosaviation previously proposed using the airports of Sochi, Volgograd, Mineralnye Waters, Stavropol and Moscow.
The Federal Air Transport Agency imposed restrictions on civilian aircraft on February 24 due to the military operation in Ukraine and then extended them. The last ban was valid until June 18.
In addition, European countries, the USA, Canada, Australia have closed their airspace to Russian aircraft. Russia responded with similar measures.
Due to the flight ban, Russian Railways introduced additional trains from Adler, Anapa, Novorossiysk, Sochi and other cities in the south Russia, and also increased the number of seats on trains.
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