|Moscow, Sukhum may launch direct air traffic in early July|
|News - Miscellaneous|
|Thursday, 27 May 2010 18:03|
“Up to now the air harbour was used just for flights within the republic, as well as flights made by the CIS Collective Peacekeeping Forces in the Georgia-Abkhazia conflict zone and by the UN Observer Mission in Georgia,” Abkhazian Airlines Director-General Vyacheslav Eshba told Itar-Tass. The Abkhazian Airlines makes just one civil flight within the republic – to the highland settlement of Pskhu in the Sukhum Region.
The airport is also ready for operation under technical parameters. “During the war in South Ossetia the Babushary airport has received several dozens of heavy transport airplanes for two days,” Eshba noted.
The first civilian airplane, which landed at the Sukhum airport for the first time in many years, was the airplane of the Russian foreign minister, who arrived in Abkhazia in September 2008.