Turkey, Russia review air transportation agreement

Turkey and Russia have reviewed their air transportation agreement on the sidelines of the Russian president's formal visit to Turkey this week.

Turkey, Russia review air transportation agreement

Turkey and Russia have reviewed their air transportation agreement on the sidelines of the Russian president's formal visit to Turkey this week, Turkey's Civil Aviation Directorate General said on Friday.

A statement of the directorate said the reviewed air transportation agreement regulated use of airports, fees and tariffs, and mutual recognition of certificates and licenses.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev paid a formal visit to Turkey on May 11-12. The two countries signed a number of agreements during this visit, including one lifting visa procedures and another on constructing a nuclear power plant in Turkey.

Turkish Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim and his Russian counterpart Igor Levitin signed the reviewed air transportation agreement which abolished the agreement reached between Turkey and former Soviet Union in 1967.

The agreement envisages cooperation in aviation security and safety and improvement of relations in civil aviation.

It also regulates traffic rules recognized to Turkish and Russian airline companies, entrance of airlines in Turkish and Russian markets, mutual recognition of certificates and licenses, use of airports, fees and tariffs, representation of airlines, and solution of disagreements.

Two Turkish airline companies are operating 65 scheduled flights to 14 destinations in Russia, and five Russian airliners are operating 50 scheduled flights to 8 destinations in Turkey a week.


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