Minister of Economy : I cannot confirm reports that direct flights have been restored between Georgia and Russia

I cannot confirm the reports that direct flights have been restored between Georgia and Russia, - Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development Natia Turnava said after the Cabinet meeting on Thursday.

The Minister commented on the report, saying that Rosaviatsia allowed Russian S7 Airlines to operate flights between Moscow to Kutaisi.

“You know my attitude towards this issue. We have repeatedly said that we would welcome restoration of direct flights between Georgian and Russia. The information was released citing the Russian media. It does not mean that direct flights have restored between Georgia and Russia. There are a number of formal procedures for this, and our Air Administration has not received any notification that flights have been restored. Therefore, I cannot confirm that this is a resumption of flights, but I am reiterating that we would welcome if this decision is made, ”Natia Turnava said.

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