13 Sep 2021 17:58

Russia restoring air travel with Spain, Slovakia, Iraq, Kenya starting Sept 21 - govt

MOSCOW. Sept 13 (Interfax) - Russia is resuming air services with Spain, Slovakia, Iraq, and Kenya starting on September 21.

The Russian government published the relevant announcement on Telegram on Monday.

"Additionally, flights to Turkey and Egypt will resume from the international airports in Pskov, Magadan, Murmansk, and Chita on September 21," the government announcement said.

The operative headquarters for preventing the importation and spread of the novel coronavirus infection in Russia said that the flights to Iraq, Spain, and Kenya due to resume on September 21 will be operated from Moscow, while flights to Slovakia will be carried out from Moscow and St. Petersburg.

"Following the discussion that took place and considering the epidemiological situation in certain countries, it was decided to resume from September 21, 2021 regular air services [connecting Russia and] the following countries on a reciprocal basis: Iraq (Moscow-Baghdad twice a week)," the operative headquarters said in a statement on Monday.

Flights on the routes Moscow-Madrid and Moscow-Barcelona will depart four times a week on each route, and Moscow-Malaga and Moscow-Alicante flights will be carried out twice a week each, it said.

Kenya-bound flights on the route Moscow-Nairobi will be carried out twice a week.

"Moscow-Bratislava flights will be carried out four times a week, and St. Petersburg-Bratislava flights will take place twice a week," the operative headquarters said