From June 15, Nordwind Airlines will start operating transit flights from Simferopol International Airport to Yerevan and back with a connection in
Vladikavkaz. According to RIA Novosti, this was reported by the
press service of the Crimean air hub. Flights will be operated on
Embraer E190 aircraft once a week on Tuesdays until October 26. The
total travel time will be about five hours.
"Direct flights between Simferopol and Vladikavkaz will begin to
operate for the first time in modern history. After their launch, the
geography of flights to Crimea will expand to a record 63
destinations," the press service noted.
According to Sergey Dyaykin, Commercial Director of Simferopol
International Airport LLC, the flights will be of interest to
passengers traveling from Simferopol to the capital of Armenia.
Convenient connection in Vladikavkaz provides the fastest and most
comfortable flight in this direction. As the website RIA Novosti
Crimea reported earlier, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko
said that the issue of direct flights with Crimea was "being worked
out", which provoked a violent reaction from Ukraine. The country's
Foreign Ministry has promised to impose sanctions if at least one
Belarusian aircraft "touches the ground" on the territory of the
Russian peninsula. In turn, Minsk warned that Kiev would receive
equally sensitive restrictions in response.