Flights of Georgian airlines to Russia to be suspended from July 8
- 22 June 2019
Flights of Georgian airlines to Russia will be suspended from July 8, according to the Russian Transport Ministry, APA reports citing TASS.
"The reason for the suspension of flights is the need to ensure a sufficient level of aviation security, as well as overdue debts for air navigation activities before State ATM Corporation," the Ministry said.
The total amount of Georgia’s debt for air navigation services is slightly below $793,000. At the same time, another 592,200 rubles ($9,391) of debt have not been repaid since 2008.
"The suspension of flights will continue until companies Georgian Airways and MyWay Airlines present programs of aviation safety to the Russian side, their audit and approval by the Russian side, and until the Georgian side fully repays the air navigation service debt," the report said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday, imposing a temporary ban on passenger flights with Georgia from July 8, the Kremlin press office reported.
Russia’s largest airline Aeroflot will fully halt flights to Georgia from July 8, Aeroflot announced earlier.