Air traffic between Kazakhstan and Russia resumes on Sept 21
Russia resumes flights from September 21 with Kazakhstan, Belarus and Kyrgyzstan. This was reported on Friday at the operational headquarters to combat a new coronavirus infection, Tass.ru informs.
"Following the meeting, it was decided to resume on a reciprocal basis international flights from September 21 with Kazakhstan (Nur-Sultan), Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek) and Belarus (Minsk)," the headquarters said, noting that flights will be operated once a week.
In addition, Russia will resume international flights from September 27 with South Korea.
"Following the meeting, it was decided to resume on a reciprocal basis international flights from September 27 - with South Korea (Seoul)," the headquarters said, noting that flights will be carried out on a reciprocal basis once a week.
South Korea did not close its borders due to the pandemic, but the number of flights operated by it dropped sharply due to falling demand and flight restrictions imposed by other countries.
The export flights program for Russians will end on September 21 due to the resumption of international flights.
"The operational headquarters made a decision to terminate the program of export flights due to the resumption of transport links between the states and the possibility for Russian citizens to return home by regular flights. Also, as an alternative to export flights, aircraft returning to Russia after carrying out cargo, cargo and passenger aircraft will be used on a commercial basis. These flights are currently operated by Aeroflot,” the headquarters said.
"Over the entire period of the program, more than 580 export flights were organized, which carried more than 92 thousand passengers," added the headquarters.
Regular flights between Russia and other countries were interrupted at the end of March due to the coronavirus pandemic. After that, only the so-called export flights could be carried out. From August 1, it was allowed to resume flights to the UK, Tanzania and Turkey. Flights between Russia and Switzerland resumed on August 15, the news agency recalled.