Number of Russian airlines appealed to Rosaviatsiya -- Federal Air Transport Agency, responsible for overseeing the civil aviation industry in Russia -- to operate international flights from Crimean airport, reads the statement on Rosaviatsiya official web site.
In particular, Ural airlines ask permission to operate Simferopol-Baku (Azerbaijan), Simferopol-Erevan (Armenia), Simferopol-Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Simferopol-Dushanbe (Tajikistan) flights five times a week.
Grozniy Avia airlines ask permission to operate Simferopol-Antalya and Istanbul flights.
The Federal Air Transport Agency responded to the requests, saying the permission may be given.
As we earlier reported, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on June 7 ordered to open the Simferopol International Airport for international flights.
Meanwhile, European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation Eurocontrol has banned European air companies flying to Crimea, following the region’s annexation.
Europe’s largest airline Turkish Airlines and other companies have suspended their work in Crimea.