Rosaviatsia extended the ban on flights to airports in the south of the country

Rosaviatsia extended the restriction of flights to southern airports until mid-July They have been operating since the beginning of hostilities in Ukraine

Rosaviation extended ban on flights to airports in the south of the country

The regime of restrictions on flights to 11 airports in the southern and central parts of Russia has been extended until July 12, 2022, a representative of the Federal Air Transport Agency told RBC.

Restrictions apply to flights to the airports of Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista.

The agency has proposed using the airports of Sochi, Volgograd, Mineralnye Vody, Stavropol and Moscow as an alternative.

Rosaviatsia restricted flights to airports in southern and central Russia on February 24, when Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine. The agency recognized the air zone near the Russian-Ukrainian border as unsafe for civil aircraft and extended the ban 21 times during the hostilities. The last restrictions were in effect until July 6.

During the lockdown, RZD introduced additional trains from Adler, Anapa, Novorossiysk, Sochi and other cities in southern Russia, and increased the number of seats on trains. The Ministry of Transport has created a temporary hub at Sochi Airport.

Despite the promise of the authorities to compensate for the interruption of air traffic with the help of rail and road transport, tourists partially refused summer bookings in Crimea, including children's recreation and health vouchers, the presidential plenipotentiary office in the Southern Federal District reported at the end of May.

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On June 20, Minister of Transport Vitaly Savelyev said that the department was discussing the issue of resuming flights to Crimea with the Ministry of Defense. “As soon as we are allowed, all this will be instantly revealed and replenished. We hope so, — he said.

The government allocated 3 billion rubles to closed airports. to compensate for operating expenses.

Against the background of the closure of the airspace of Western countries, the Cabinet of Ministers allocated 100 billion rubles. for partial compensation of expenses for the transportation of passengers on domestic routes. The Federal Air Transport Agency approved the applications of 32 airlines. Most of the subsidies received “Aeroflot”— 25.7 billion rubles, in second place was S7 & mdash; 22 billion, on the third “daughter” “Aeroflot” low-cost airline «Pobeda»— 14 billion rubles Another 10.2 billion will be received by Rossiya Airlines, 8.9 billion — “Ural Airlines”, 6.9 billion— Utair and 3.7 billion— Smartavia.

Another 17 billion rubles. from the National Wealth Fund, the government planned to allocate for the redemption of bonds of airlines S7, Ural Airlines; and “Aurora”.

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