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Russia bans Ukrainian transit flights


The Russian Federation reports on execution of the ban of transit flights for Ukrainian airlines over its territory.

This decision was taken by the Russian side in response to the EU sanctions, fines imposed by the state aviation service of Ukraine for repeated violations of Russian air carriers air space of the country, and the suspension of flights Dobrolet.

Information about banning transit flights over the territory of Russia  has been articulated by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev at a government meeting.

It is reported that under the ban of transit flights get flights from Ukraine to Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and Kazakhstan.

As representatives of the Ukrainian airlines, after the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the crash with Malaysian Boeing, which entails the complete closure of airspace over Eastern regions of the country, flying to Georgia and Turkey are strictly bypassing the territories of the Crimea and the Russian Federation.

The same route today passes through Odessa and the Northern region of Turkey, it can be used for flights to Armenia, Azerbaijan and several other countries, according to Ukrainian airlines.

The impact of this change of route on the price of tickets, frequency and schedule of flights is not specified.

Category: Airway
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Date of publication: 08.08.2014

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