The government is recommended to submit to the State Duma information on measures to improve transport accessibility of the south of Russia in the context of flight restrictions and the beginning of the holiday season
The State Duma Committee on Tourism and Tourism Infrastructure Development submitted a draft resolution to the lower house of parliament, in which it proposed to improve the transport accessibility of the regions of southern Russia, including Crimea and Sevastopol, under restrictions. The document was published in the legislative support system.
“Taking into account the holiday season that began on May 1, 2022,
which will last until the end of September 2022, it is necessary to work out the issue of transport accessibility of the regions of the south <…>, paying special attention to transport accessibility from the territories of the subjects of the Russian Federation of the Far Eastern and Siberian Federal Districts, — says the document.
The deputies recommend that the government submit to the State Duma information on the measures taken to improve transport accessibility, as well as “on an ongoing basis to inform citizens about the available ways to travel to such cities.”
On May 18, the Federal Air Transport Agency again extended restrictions on flights to 11 Russian airports until 3:45 Moscow time on May 25. The airports of Anapa, Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Gelendzhik, Krasnodar, Kursk, Lipetsk, Rostov-on-Don, Simferopol and Elista are closed. Russian airlines are advised to use the airports of Sochi, Volgograd, Mineralnye Vody, Stavropol and Moscow.
Restrictions on the operation of airports in the Russian south were first introduced on February 24, after the start of the military operation in Ukraine. Since then, they have been extended several times, most recently— until May 19.
Sochi— the only major airport that continues to operate in the south of the country.
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