The issue of the imminent resumption of direct flights is being worked out between Moscow and Caracas, said on Monday, November 23, Russian Ambassador to Venezuela Sergei Melik-Bagdasarov.
“As far as we know, at the moment the issue of issuing a permit for a Venezuelan airline to fly to Moscow is under resolution, since it requires the approval of a number of Russian government agencies competent in the areas of air transportation regulation and sanitary and epidemiological control,” the TASS diplomat said.
It is noted that the direct flight on the Caracas – Moscow route will be carried out by the Konvias airline. It will take place in the near future, the ambassador added.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic in Russia, regular and charter international flights have been completely suspended since March 27. Only export flights were allowed, by which Russians were returned to their homeland.
In August, the Russian authorities resumed regular flights to London, Istanbul, Zanzibar (Tanzania), as well as to Switzerland – only for holders of a residence permit in this country. In addition, such flights have resumed to several cities in Turkey.
In September, international flights were resumed on a reciprocal basis with Egypt (three flights a week), the UAE and the Maldives (two flights a week), as well as with Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and South Korea.
Since October 15, Russia has opened flights with Serbia and Cuba, and since November 1 – with Japan. Since November 19, Aeroflot has resumed flights to Hong Kong, and since mid-November, S7 has launched charter flights from Moscow to France, Spain and Italy. In turn, on November 21, Ethiopian Airlines began regular flights from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to Moscow.
At the same time, on November 18, it became known that Russian airlines received permits for flights to Belarus, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Finland, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus and the Maldives.