From September 21, Russia resumes flights with Spain, Iraq, Kenya and Slovakia. The decision was made following a meeting chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova, the headquarters told Vedomosti.
“Based on the results of the discussion and taking into account the epidemiological situation in individual countries, it was decided to resume, on a reciprocal basis, from September 21, 2021, regular flights with the following states: Iraq, Spain, Kenya and Slovakia,” the message says.
Flights with Iraq will be restored on the Moscow – Baghdad route (with a frequency of 2 flights a week), with Spain – Moscow – Madrid and Moscow – Barcelona (4 flights a week), as well as Moscow – Malaga and Moscow – Alicante (2 flights each in Week). Flights with Kenya will resume on the route Moscow – Nairobi (2 flights a week), with Slovakia – Moscow – Bratislava (4 flights a week) and St. Petersburg – Bratislava (2 flights a week).
It was also decided from September 21 to increase the number of regular flights on a reciprocal basis with Egypt (Moscow – Hurghada and Moscow – Sharm el-Sheikh from 15 to 25 flights per week, from 1 to 3 flights per week from other airports), Hungary (St. Petersburg – Budapest from 2 to 4 flights per week), Kazakhstan (Moscow – Nur-Sultan from 3 to 7 flights per week and Moscow – Almaty from 2 to 7 flights per week, for the rest – 1 flight per week) and Qatar (Sochi-Doha with a frequency of 1 flight per week).
“In addition, a decision was made to resume flights to Turkey and Egypt from the international airports of Pskov, Magadan, Murmansk and Chita from September 21,” the headquarters added.
Since August 9, Russia has resumed flights with Bahrain, the Dominican Republic and Moldova. All flights to these countries were allowed to operate from the capital’s airports. Thus, Russia from the end of September will have regular flights with 57 countries.