The decision on introduction of “open sky” in the Sochi International Airport for the next three years was taken at a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, as the press service of the resort city reports.
The “open sky” mode suggests carrying out flights at the airport by any foreign carrier with almost no restrictions, regardless of the terms of the agreements on air communication between Russia and other countries. The report notes that the “open sky” mode, namely the introduction of the third, fourth and fifth “freedoms of the air” without any limitation can lead to an increase in passenger traffic by at least 30%. The “open sky” mode will entail an increase in the number of direct flights of Russian and foreign airlines from the Olympic capital to the cities of Europe and Asia” - the report notes.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina