MOSCOW, July 22, /TASS/. Turkish Airlines is resuming transportation of Russian citizens to Turkey from today, according to the company’s statement for agents. The copy of the statement was obtained by TASS.
"Turkish Airlines resumes transportation of citizens of the Russian Federation," the statement said.
From Friday the ban on transportation of Russian citizens to Turley that was imposed by the Federal Aviation Agency (Rosaviatsia) has been lifted.
Earlier, an official with the Transport Ministry said that Russia has received guarantees from Turkey that enhanced security measures have been taken in all national airports.
On Wednesday, Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot announced that it will resume the sale of tickets to Turkey.
Earlier an official with Turkish Airlines told TASS that the airline did not stop the sale of tickets to Russian citizens.
Thus, the sale of tickets to Russians was not be suspended, but even the Russian citizens who already had tickets could not fly to Turkey. They were offered to exchange or renew their tickets.
On July 16, Russia’s aviation watchdog Rosaviatsia banned transportation of Russian citizens to Turkey. The Transport Ministry told TASS that the air traffic had been suspended in accordance with the request of the President of the Russian Federation. At the same time, foreign citizens were allowed to fly to Turkey from Russia.