24 May 2022 10:09

Rosaviatsia extends temporary ban on flights to airports in southern Russia until May 31

MOSCOW. May 24 (Interfax) - The Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has extended the temporary closure of 11 airports in central and southern Russia for the 15th time, this time until May 31.

"The temporary restrictions on flights to 11 Russian airports have been extended until 3:45 a.m. Moscow time on May 31, 2022. Flights are suspended to the airports of Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista," a Rosaviatsia spokesperson told reporters.

All other Russian airports are operating as usual, the agency said.

The Federal Air Transport Agency restricted domestic flights on February 24, the day the Russian special military operation in Ukraine began.