MOSCOW, June 28th. / TASS /. As of Monday, Russia will formally resume flights with the United States, Italy, Belgium, Bulgaria, Jordan, Ireland, Cyprus and North Macedonia on a mutual basis. Air traffic with these countries ceased in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was made by the operations center to combat the coronavirus on June 18. At the same time, the number of quotas for flights to a number of countries is being expanded.
This decision by headquarters means that airlines can resume flights to these countries. At the moment, the airlines have announced that they will only resume flights to Italy, Bulgaria and Cyprus.
The operational headquarters have agreed to open flights from Moscow to Washington and New York twice a week (that is, both the Russian and foreign airlines can operate two flights each). Flights from Moscow to Brussels (four times a week), from Moscow to Dublin (two flights), from Moscow to Rome and Milan (two flights), from Moscow to Venice and Naples (four flights), from Moscow to Larnaca (four flights. )), from Moscow to Paphos (three flights). The headquarters also approved the resumption of flights between Russia and Bulgaria: Sofia, Varna, Burgas are open to both flights from Moscow and from the regions (from Moscow – four flights a week, from the regions – one).
For the time being, the carriers are in no hurry to actively borrow the allocated quotas. At the moment, Aeroflot announced plans to open flights from Moscow to Sofia and Burgas in July, with plans to operate four flights a week.
In addition, the operational headquarters agreed to increase flights to Vienna, Azerbaijan, Yerevan, Qatar, Belgrade, Helsinki, Zurich. Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Geneva are also open for flights. In particular, the quota for flights to Greece has been expanded. In addition to increasing the flight frequency from Moscow to Athens, the headquarters opened flights from Moscow and the regions to Thessaloniki, Heraklion, Corfu and Rhodes.