Russia lifts ban on airline's flights to Turkey

Russian civil aviation authority allows Ural Airlines to fly to Turkish southern resort

Russia lifts ban on airline's flights to Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

Russia has opened up flights to Turkey’s southern resort of Antalya following a ban imposed in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian warplane in November, Russian media reported Thursday.

The Russian civil aviation authority, Rosaviation, has given the go-ahead for Ural Airlines to fly to Antalya, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency said. The agency gave no explanation for the decision.

Ural Airlines will fly seven times a week from Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan to Antalya -- favorite Turkish destination for Russians.

The Kremlin banned the sale of tour packages and charter flights to Turkey after a Russian jet was downed by a Turkish F-16 over the Turkey-Syria border for repeatedly violating Turkish airspace on Nov. 24.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Mart 2016, 13:55