Georgia asks Russia to return the air traffic

Russian Transport Ministry has received a formal proposal to resume flights Georgia civil aircraft from one country to another, interrupted after the fighting in the Caucasus in August 2008.The Russian Transport Ministry has received a formal proposal to resume flights Georgia civil aircraft from one country to another, interrupted after the fighting in the Caucasus in August 2008.

"We received a request from the Georgian side on the resumption of air communication", - quotes RIA Novosti news agency the words of the representative of the Ministry of Transport.He did not specify the timing of consideration of the application and the date of a possible restoration of air links.However, in one of the Georgian airline said that the first flight from the capital of the state in the capital of another can be scheduled already on December 26, reports "Echo of Moscow".

Recall that Moscow has decided to suspend the airliners flying to Tbilisi after the Georgian attack on South Ossetia in August 2008.However, i

n early December 2009, President Dmitry Medvedev stressed that political differences between the two countries should not interfere with communion peoples.The Russian leader said that among the population of the two countries, there is an age-old friendship.In this regard, the President expressed confidence that the implementation of direct flights between Moscow and Tbilisi and the opening of border crossing point there is no particular obstacle, since it concerns the interests of ordinary people.

After that, the Ministry of Transport of Russia did not rule out the possibility of restoring flights airliners."The resumption of air communication with Georgia could be considered in the case of an official request of the Georgian side to the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation", - said the representative office.

Dni.Ru As written, in Tbilisi, the need to install a direct air communication with Russia upheld the opposition.For example, some time ago, former Prime Minister of Georgia and leader of one of the social movements Zurab Noghaideli left for Moscow for talks on this and other issues at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, the State Duma and the Chamber of Commerce in Russia.

The politician noted that the main obstacle to the restoration of air links are the actions of the Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili."Every time we come to these issues occur entirely unthought and categorical statement is obvious to everyone that it is impossible to simultaneously trade and conduct aggressive rhetoric.", - Stressed Nogaideli.He also expressed the hope that the New Year will be able to organize several charter flights.