The ban on Charter flights with China entered into force

With February 14 came into force a ban on Charter flights from China to Russian airlines. “Russian airlines are notified in advance of the ban”, — have informed in Rosaviation.

From 00 hours 00 minutes 14 February 2020 for the Russian airlines are forbidden passenger traffic from Russian into Chinese territory and back. “For airlines in China, the ban on flights on a Charter basis were not introduced,” said the Federal air transport Agency.

Regular air communication between Russia and China was discontinued on February 1 due to the coronavirus. Until February 14, the Russian airline was only for the export from China of Russian citizens home.

Now only 228 Russian citizen awaiting transfer to alternative flights or a refund. Earlier flights in China were performed by the Russian airline “Siberia”, “Ural airlines”, “Nordstar”, “Icarus”, “the North wind”, “Iraero”, “Azuran”, “Ifli”.

Only “Aeroflot” continues the flights on the routes between Sheremetyevo and Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Earlier, the transport Ministry has proposed that the airlines 1.6 billion rubles for compensation for cancellation of flights to China.