A decree of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency introduced restrictions on flights to Turkey.ShutterStock/Legion Media
Rossiya Airlines will begin transporting passengers from Turkey on July 18, according to the company.
"Boeing-777-200 with increased capacity will depart from Moscow Vnukovo airport to Antalya at 17:30 MSK without passengers (flight FV 5857). The returning flight is scheduled at 22:10 MSK with 364 passengers. FV 5858 flight will carry passengers, who were unable to fly to Russia on July 16, 17 and 18," the company said on its official website.
A decree of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency introduced restrictions on flights to Turkey. According to the agency, the act will remain in force until the political situation clarifies. However, Russian and Turkish airlines can continue performing outcoming flights.
The decision to restrict air traffic followed the events of the night of July 16, when a group of insurgents attempted a military coup in Turkey. Bombs were dropped on the parliament building and the presidential palace in Ankara. The country’s leadership later said that the coup was quashed. The latest reports say that about 265 were killed and around 1,440 injured in Istanbul and Ankara.
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