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Kamchatka - mainland cyclone-interrupted air service restored

December 03, 2012, 4:31 UTC+3

The Kamchatka Peninsula's main air harbour has set about receiving inbound airliners

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PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKY, December 3 (Itar-Tass) — The Kamchaka - mainland air service, which was interrupted on Sunday by a cyclone, has been restored, a source in the air traffic control service of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport in the city of Yelizovo told Itar-Tass on Monday.

The Kamchatka Peninsula's main air harbour has set about receiving inbound airliners, the departure of which was delayed owing to adverse weather conditions in the southern part of Kamchatka.

On Sunday, Kamchatka-bound Aeroflot and S7 air company ailiners, which flew from Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport and from Beijing, were re-routed to a reserve airfield in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

The departure of a Transaero airliner from Moscow's Domodedovo and Vladivostok Avia airliners from Khabarovsk and Vladivostok was delayed as well. On Monday, in view of an improvement of weather, the airliners are due to be received on the Peninsula.

Tthe storm that hit southern Kamchatka (with a squally wind with a velocity of up to 42 metres per second on the south-western coast) and blizzard with rain have abated, an official at the Kamchatka hydrometeocenter said.



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