ArmInfo.Russia may resume passenger air travel, interrupted amid the coronavirus pandemic, with several more countries in early fall. The '' Vestnik ATOR'' became aware of the possible timing of the further opening of air traffic in the country.
According to sources in the aviation industry, the matter concerns launching flights from September 1 to most of the CIS countries, including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia. "In Russia, at the government level, this may be announced on the 20th of August," the article notes.
The interlocutors of the publication argue that currently there are prerequisites for restarting flights in these directions, for example, stabilization of the situation with the spread of COVID-19 in Russia, as well as its normalization in the CIS countries. At the same time, the timing of the opening of flights with Belarus remains unclear - the Belavia airline previously extended the suspension of flights to all Russian cities until the end of August.
In addition, it is possible that in September the list of airports of departure from Russia will expand - Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Vladivostok may receive the right to international flights. It is also predicted that Sochi, Krasnodar and Kazan will be able to launch flights abroad later, in the middle or at the end of the month.