MOSCOW, July 15. /TASS/. Russian airlines have not received any notifications from the Transport Ministry on resumption of flights between Russia and Turkey starting July 15 yet, a source in one of air carriers told TASS.
"We have not received any information from the Transport Ministry," he said when asked a respective question.
Earlier on Wednesday the Anadolu Agency reported with reference to Turkey’s Transport Ministry that Ankara and Moscow had agreed to resume flights between the countries starting July 15. Neither Russia’s Transport Ministry, nor the aviation watchdog have provided any commentaries yet.
Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier airline of Turkey, announced plans earlier this week to start performing 14 flights per week to Moscow starting August 1, and later - to resume flights to Russian regions.
Russia fully closed air service with other countries, except flights to bring back Russian nationals, freight and mail carriage flights, at the end of March on the back of the coronavirus pandemic. Regular and charter international flights have been fully suspended since March 27.
The Turkish authorities decided to suspend international and domestic flights in response to the novel coronavirus spread at the end of March.