30 May 2022 10:04

Russian air transport agency extends ban on flights to country's southern airports until June 6

MOSCOW. May 30 (Interfax) - Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) has once again expanded the ban on flight to several airports in central and southern Russia, this time until June 6.

"The regime of temporary restriction on flights to 11 Russian airports has been prolonged until 3:45 a.m. Moscow time on June 6, 2022. Flights are temporarily restricted to Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista," Rosaviatsia said in a statement.

All the other airports in Russia are working normally, it said.

The regulator introduced the ban on February 24, the day the special military operation in Ukraine began.