Russia is hoping to resume international air service in July this year, while domestic transportation can begin gradual recovery in mid-June.
“It is very important for us to understand that the countries where our people could fly are safe,” said Yevgeny Dietrich, minister of transport. “We will look and focus on the current situation. Of course, recommendations of our doctors and specialists regarding the possible safe opening of flights will be key for us, and we hope that such decisions to resume flights may take place in July, but first of all they will depend on the situation in the countries where we take our passengers,” he said.
Domestic air transportation can begin to recover in June, he said. “Domestic transportation, which I hope will begin to be intensively restored starting from the second half of June, will provide us with a base for safe travel,” Dietrich said.