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MOSCOW, July 22 /TASS/. Russia is lifting all restrictions on regular flights to Turkey as of July 22, the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) said in a telegram sent to air companies and tourism operators.
"Attention! The heads of air companies and airports. In view of the fact that the Turkish side has provided guarantees of increasing air safety measures, Russia is lifting all the previous restrictions imposed on regular flights (to Turkey) as of 00:00 22.07.2016," the document, which TASS has at its disposal, said.
Russia has received guarantees from Turkey that it would tighten security at Turkish airports, a source at the Russian Transport Ministry told TASS.
The two countries will resume regular flights on July 22, the Russian Transport Ministry said.
"After the Turkish side provided assurances and guarantees that it had taken urgent measures to tighten security of Russian nationals at airports and in the territory of the Turkish Republic, all air companies flying from Russia to Turkey, including the transit of passengers via the [Turkish} Republic’s airports to third countries, can resume regular flights as of July 22, 2016," the Russian Transport Ministry source told TASS.
The Russian air company Aeroflot is resuming regular flights to Turkey as of July 22, the air carrier reported on its website.
"Passenger transportation from airports in Russia to airports in Turkey are resuming on July 22…Aeroflot is starting selling air tickets to Istanbul and Antalya via all channels," Aeroflot’s report said.