Russia is extending the closure of a dozen airports in the south of the country by a week for security reasons

The Russian Aviation Administration on Wednesday announced the extension of the closure of 11 airports in the center and south of the country, most of which are in areas close to Ukrainian sovereign territory, until April 13 for security reasons.

Until April 13, 2022 at 3:45 am, temporary restrictions on flights to Anapa, Belgorod, Briansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista airports will be extended, a statement said.

The rest of the country’s airports, including international ones, are functioning normally, and according to the agency, airlines can use Sochi, Volgograd, Mineralnie Vodi, Stravropol and Moscow to organize passenger transport.

Russia is extending the closure of a dozen airports in the south of the country by a week for security reasons
Russia is extending the closure of a dozen airports in the south of the country by a week for security reasons

The partial flight restrictions have been in place since February 24, when the Russian invasion of Ukraine began with the aim of halting Ukrainian bombing in the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts.

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