Russia to resume flights to and from S. Korea on Sep 27

An Airbus A320 from Russian company Aeroflot. Cambodia is in talks to establish a direct air link with Russia and Aeroflot is seen as a likely candidate to operate the first direct flight between the two countries. AFP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

SEOUL, Sep 19, 2020, KBS World. Russia will resume regular flights to and from South Korea from September 27. The resumption comes after flights were suspended in March, KBS World reported.

Moscow said the decision was reached during a meeting of the state coronavirus crisis center held Friday.

The government body announced that it decided to resume flights to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Belarus from September 21 and to South Korea from the 27th based on the principle of reciprocity.

Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot is expected to operate a once-a-week flight between Moscow and Incheon.

Russia’s entry ban on South Koreans is also expected to be lifted.

Moscow banned the entry of foreign nationals and international flights in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

South Korea never imposed a ban on flights to and from Russia but following Moscow’s measure, travel demand plunged and flights were suspended.

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