Civil Aviation Agency: Several applications have been received for regular air traffic between Georgia and Russia - flights will be performed only by airlines and aircraft that are not sanctioned

The Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia has received applications from several airlines requesting regular air traffic between Georgia and Russia, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia says in a statement.

According to the agency, the decision regarding each application will be made after the current status of the airlines and their aircrafts in relation to international sanctions or restrictions are studied in detail.

"Georgia's firm position is that flights between Georgia and the Russian Federation will be performed only by airlines and aircraft that are not sanctioned. Accordingly, all applications submitted to the Civil Aviation Agency, information and documentation submitted by airlines will be the subject of detailed study and verification by various mechanisms in relation to sanctions.

In addition, the Civil Aviation Agency consults and studies the examples of those states that comply with the sanctions and at the same time have direct air traffic with the Russian Federation.

We would like to inform you that as of today, the Civil Aviation Agency of Georgia has received applications from several airlines requesting regular air traffic between Georgia and Russia.

We emphatically state that a decision will be made regarding each application submitted to the Civil Aviation Agency after the current status of the airlines and their aircrafts in relation to international sanctions or restrictions are studied in detail, and flight permits will be issued according to the above-mentioned principle," the statement reads.

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