Russia has banned all charter flights between Russia and Turkey, following rising tensions after Turkey shot down a Russian bomber on the Syrian border. The ban will mainly affect passenger traffic, preventing tourists from travelling to Turkey, but will also include cargo flights.
Regular passenger air travel will also be regulated, while Turkish trucking companies will be met with enhanced security in Russian territory.
Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has stated that he is waiting for an apology from Turkey and an admission that the bomber was not over Turkish airspace. However, the United States’ data, presented by Douglas Lute, the U.S. ambassador to NATO, corroborates Turkey’s own account of the incident.
(Source: Air Cargo World)