The airline “Pobeda” plans to resume flights to Turkey. This was reported by a representative of the company, reports TASS.
“Pobeda” confirms its plans to start flights to Turkey. The airline is constantly considering different directions of route network development,” the company said.
The day before “Kommersant” reported that the airline plans to resume flights to Turkey, citing sources. According to the newspaper, “Pobeda” has filed an application to the Federal Air Transport Agency to launch daily flights to Antalya at the end of December. “Pobeda” is going to fly to Antalya seven times a week from December 23, a source close to the Ministry of Transport told the newspaper. The source close to the “Aeroflot” group confirmed these plans, saying that the airline is also discussing the possibility of resuming flights to Istanbul, “but the decision has not been made. Experts interviewed by the newspaper said that the low-cost carrier should help to load the planes during the New Year vacations and the Russians who bought real estate in Turkey.
“Pobeda” stopped flying abroad on March 8, after the corresponding recommendation of the Federal Air Transport Agency to stop flying to companies that have foreign planes in leasing. After the start of the Russian special operation in Donbass, the European Union obliged leasing companies servicing Russian commercial carriers to terminate contracts with them by March 28. Rosaviatsiya explained that the recommendation to stop flights was due to the “high risk of Russian airlines’ aircraft being detained or seized abroad” by Russian airlines.