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Russia lifts ban on airline's flights to Turkey

Russian civil aviation authority allows Ural Airlines to fly to Turkish southern resort. Ural Airlines will fly seven times a week from Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan to Antalya -- favorite Turkish destination for Russians.

MOSCOW (AVRUPA TIMES)-Russia has opened up flights to Turkey’s southern resort of Antalya following a ban imposed in the wake of the shooting down of a Russian warplane in November, Russian media reported Thursday.The Russian civil aviation authority, Rosaviation, has given the go-ahead for Ural Airlines to fly to Antalya, the state-run RIA Novosti news agency said. The agency gave no explanation for the decision.

 

Ural Airlines will fly seven times a week from Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod and Kazan to Antalya -- favorite Turkish destination for Russians.

 

The Kremlin banned the sale of tour packages and charter flights to Turkey after a Russian jet was downed by a Turkish F-16 over the Turkey-Syria border for repeatedly violating Turkish airspace on Nov. 2

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