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MOSCOW, March 27 (Itar-Tass) —— The effective air transport agreement between Russia and Belarus fails to meet the Customs Union norms, Russian Deputy Transport Minister Valery Okulov said on Tuesday.
“The current agreement does not meet the letter and the spirit of the Common Economic Space Agreement and the Customs Union,” he said.
The Russian aviation authorities see no grounds for reducing the number of flights in summer 2012. It was reported earlier that Russian and Belarusian airlines had the right to make 35 flights per week. The Belavia Belarusian state-run airline made five flights per day, while Russia’s UTair and S7 (Sibir) made one daily flight each and Aeroflot – Russian Airlines made three flights daily.
In the words of Okulov, the Russian aviation authorities confirmed Belavia flights for summer 2012 but the Belarusian side did not do the same for Russian airlines.
Air traffic between the Union State countries was suspended for several hours on Monday after the Russian aviation authorities had revoked the Belavia license to fly to Moscow and Belarus responded with the similar measure as regards Russian airlines. It was decided in the end that flights would resume until March 29, when Moscow would host bilateral air traffic negotiations.
Moscow will propose to lift restrictions on Belavia’s Russian routes at the negotiations, Okulov said. “The flight geography is so far limited to five cities. We plan to lift this restriction,” he said.