MOSCOW, June 26. /TASS/. It is still possible that international flights from Russia may start in July, Transport Minister Evgeni Ditrikh told reporters on Friday.
"You may remember I expressed hope some time ago that we may start the international flights in July. This hope is still alive so far," the minister said. "As soon as we make sure that air traffic inside the country is safe, we will be ready to release our nationals to wide open space of the world’s atmosphere. I think we are not yet ready for that now," Ditrikh said.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin earlier asked national aviation and consumer rights regulators to review the potential options for restarting the international air traffic suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Russia fully closed the air service with other countries, except flights to bring back Russian nationals, freight and mail carriage flights at the turn of March on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. Regular and charter international air traffic is fully closed since March 27.