First charter flight from Russia to Turkey cancelled

Flight meant to be first after crisis, was to depart from St. Petersburg to Antalya

First charter flight from Russia to Turkey cancelled

World Bulletin / News Desk

The first flight from Russia to Turkey by Azur Air (Katekavia) airline, which was supposed to take off on July 7, was cancelled due to lack of a permit for the flight.

The ZF-8877-numbered flight was supposed to depart from St. Petersburg to Antalya at 3 pm local time.

The flight could not be realized as the Russian Travel Ministry has not issued official permission to resume charter flights to Turkey.

On June 30, Russia's Transport Ministry said it had started implementing a Russian government order to lift the ban on charter flights to Turkey.

On June 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to end Russia's ban on tourism to Turkey following talks over the phone with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

The Kremlin had 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 November 24.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Temmuz 2016, 15:31
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