20 Aug 2010 14:52

Georgian Airways resumes charter flights to Moscow on Friday

TBILISI. Aug 20 (Interfax) - Georgian Airways will resume charter flights to Moscow on Friday after receiving clearance from Rosaviatsia, the airline told Interfax.

The flights, using a Boeing 737-500, will be offered three days a week - Wednesday, Friday and Sunday - until September 15, he said.

"The flight today and the following five flights before the end of August are all sold out," he said, adding that permission for the flights might be extended to the end of October.

It was reported earlier that Rosaviatsia cleared Sibir (S7 Airlines) and Georgian Airways to provide service between Moscow and Tbilisi on the same terms. Both airlines will provide three flights a week.

Georgia's transportation administration has cleared S7 to provide charter flights to Tbilisi from August 23 through October 30.

Direct service between the Russian and Georgian capitals was discontinued in August 2008. Subsequently only Georgian Airways, with the permission of the Russian Transportation Ministry, provided charter flights on the Tbilisi-Moscow route.