Russia Resumes Suspended Flights with Japan


Russia and Japan have resumed flights suspended in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, the anti-crisis center said, TASS reported.

Aurora Airlines will resume flights between Vladivostok and Tokyo on Sunday, operating one flight a week. Russia’s national air carrier Aeroflot plans to resume flights between Moscow and Tokyo on November 5. At first, Aeroflot will offer one weekly flight, planning to raise the number to two.

Russia’s visa center re-opened in Tokyo in late October.

Russia banned all international flights in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic, air carriers were only allowed to conduct repatriation flights. Flights to a number of countries, including Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Egypt, the UAE, Turkey, the UK, Switzerland and Cuba, have been resumed.