The biggest Russian airline Aeroflot has launched regular flights from Sochi to Armenia, Egypt, Israel, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan, according to the Interfax-Kazakhstan newswire.
As the company said, these routes have been launched to serve transit passengers who travel from the main airline’s airports including Moscow (Sheremetyevo), Saint Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk via the international airport of Sochi.
From Sochi passengers will be able to travel by another airline called «Russia,» which is going to conduct all further flights for Aeroflot.
At the beginning of March Aeroflot canceled all international flights except direct flights to Minsk, Belarus. This decision followed a recommendation by the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) to all Russian airlines. Amid the EU sanctions against Russia, the regulator said they should cancel all international flights to avoid potential risk for their aircraft being seized by European authorities. Currently, all regular flights to Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Azerbaijan are implemented by Russian aircraft SSJ100.