MOSCOW, January 10. / TASS /. Aeroflot will resume flights between Moscow and Nur-Sultan from January 10, the company said in a statement on Sunday.
“Aeroflot will operate the SU1956 / 1957 Moscow – Nur-Sultan – Moscow flights scheduled for earlier January 9. Due to restrictions in the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Airbus A330 must leave Sheremetyevo (Terminal D) at 4:00 a.m. (Moscow time). ) on January 10, the return flight is scheduled to depart Nur-Sultan at 12:05 p.m. local time. In addition, flights will be operated daily. We ask passengers to arrive at the airport 3-4 hours before departure to complete flight formalities on time. “, says the press release.
In addition, the reopening of ticket sales for flights to Kazakhstan is expected on January 10.
“The sale of tickets for Aeroflot’s own flights to / from Kazakhstan scheduled until January 20, 2022 (departures from the Russian Federation), until January 21, 2022 (departures from the Republic of Kazakhstan), has been temporarily suspended in order to accommodate passengers from old canceled flights. The reopening of ticket sales is scheduled for January 10, 2022, ”said the air carrier.
Aeroflot is in constant interaction with the Federal Air Transport Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on restarting air service to / from the Republic of Kazakhstan, the company added. The carrier began canceling flights to Kazakhstan on January 5 due to unrest in the country.
Protests erupted in several Kazakh towns on January 2, escalating into mass riots with government buildings ransacked in several towns days later. The violence that followed left dozens injured and deaths were also reported. Subsequently, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev turned to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CTSC) for help from the Russian-led bloc. As a result, peacekeepers have already been deployed to Kazakhstan. Law and order, the Kazakh authorities say, was reestablished in all parts of the country on the morning of January 7. However, the situation remains tense in Almaty. Tokayev has declared January 10 the national day of mourning in the country.