Whether suspended flights between Russia and Tajikistan on 8 November, will be known today in second half of day on the results of negotiations between the transport authorities of the two countries. The delegation of the aeronautical authorities of Tajikistan have arrived to Moscow for negotiations, said the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation.
The subject of the negotiations will be the flights of Russian carriers from a regional airport in the town of Zhukovsky (Ramenskoye district, Moscow region) in Tajikistan.
Last week it became known that the aeronautical authorities of Tajikistan refused to accept the designated Russian carriers on flights to and from the airport Zhukovsky in Dushanbe and Khujand. In the opinion of the aviation authorities of Tajikistan, the airline designation for the above air-line will imply an increase in carriers and flight frequencies on the lines between London, Dushanbe and Khujand.
It turns out that the Tajik side agreed to determine the status of a Russian airport in Zhukovsky as a Metropolitan, not regional, that violates the sovereignty of the authorities of the Russian Federation on its territory, said the Ministry of transport.
After all, Russian legislation the distinction of belonging to a particular region included in the competence of the Russian transport authorities. Given the situation, the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation reserves the right to suspend the flights to Tajikistan. Position until (at the beginning of the negotiations) remains the same, said the Agency.
We will remind, earlier the Ministry of transport of the Russian Federation stated that Russia is not going to soften its position, while Tajikistan does not reconcile the flights of airlines of the Russian Federation in full. At the same time representatives of the Russian authorities did not rule out freezing air links with Tajikistan November 8 in that case, if the authorities of the Republic will not change its position on the airport Zhukovsky.
Recall that the Tajik authorities have not taken any flights of Russian airlines from Zhukovsky, because it is referred to the airport of the Moscow aviation hub, whereas according to the legislation of the Russian Federation Zhukovsky belongs to Ramenskom aviation hub. On foreign flights from Moscow aviation hub are subject of bilateral relations, implying equal terms of transport between countries.