General Director of “Georgian airlines” Givi Davitashvili called differences on the question of the status of the airport Zhukovsky cause imposed by the Ministry of transport of Russia of restrictions on flights of aircrafts of the company. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
Davitashvili also said that another reason for the ban may be a matter of competition between airlines.
“The theme of Zhukovsky airport — is generally a separate topic. Differences appeared due to the fact that we believe that the Zhukovsky airport is the same Moscow airport and it is no different. Second, about this airport no negotiations between airlines was conducted, and the third on disagreements about the airport Zhukovskiy, the Russian side has said no to carry out flights to Kazan,” — said Davitashvili.
Earlier on July 15 it became known that the Ministry of transport has limited the flights of “Georgian Airways” because Tbilisi has not agreed to the flights of “Ural airlines” from Moscow Zhukovsky in Georgia.
Regular flights between Russia and Georgia, interrupted on the initiative of Moscow in August 2008 because of the armed conflict in South Ossetia, was reopened in September 2014. Charter flights were re-run in August 2010.
As of July 2017 “Georgian airlines” have made 14-18 weekly flights to Moscow. In 2016, the company’s aircraft fly into the capital airport Vnukovo.