Turkey bans flights of Russian aircraft with dual registration

8 November 2022, 04:16 PM
President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Photo:REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid)

President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Photo:REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid)

Turkey banned Russian aircraft with dual registration from using its airspace on Nov. 1, The Bell, and independent Russian media outlet reported on Nov. 8, with reference to other Russian media.

In particular, due to the need to fly around Turkey, the duration of flights from Russia, for example, to Egypt has increased by 20-30 minutes.

Russia’s Ministry of Transport plans to discuss this issue with Turkey soon, the agency’s representative said. He called the ban on planes with dual registration “discrimination.”

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At the same time, a representative of the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency has declined to comment on the situation.

China made a similar decision regarding Boeing and Airbus aircraft of Russian air carriers with dual registration in late May.

After the invasion of Ukraine and the introduction of sanctions against Russian civil aviation, the Russian authorities green lighted the registration of rights to foreign aircraft leased from Russian companies.

At that time, more than half of the aircraft used in Russia were registered as foreign ones.

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