18 Mar 2022 10:14

Temporary closure of some airports in southern Russia extended until March 26

KRASNODAR. March 18 (Interfax) - The temporary restriction of operations at some airports in southern Russia has been extended until March 26 based on a decision by aviation authorities, the press service for the Aerodinamika company, which operates the airports of Krasnodar, Anapa and Sochi, told reporters.

"[There is a prolongation of] the closure of airports in southern Russia until 03:45 a.m. on March 26, 2022," the company said.

The Sochi airport as a temporary hub is working normally.

Flights to some airports in the central and southern parts of Russia were banned on the morning of February 24, when the special military operation in Ukraine began. The ban was initially imposed until March 2, and was then extended several times.

Restrictions on flights to the following airports were imposed: Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol, and Elista.