The head of the largest Ukrainian airline " MAU " Yuri Miroshnikov believes That the issue of restoration of air links between Ukraine and Russia drags on for a long time.
Ukrainian authorities on 16 September, has imposed punishment on 25 of the Russian airlines, which, for Example, flew in a Russian Crimea. The Cabinet also banned the transit of Russian airlines. In response, Russia took the mirror measures concerning Ukrainian airlines. From October 25, direct flights between the countries has been stopped for a while.
"As for the restoration of direct messages, it seems to me, is the question of long time. Would be wrong, but the situation will be for the long term ", - said the head of " UIA " in a statement released on the first day of the week interview to the Ukrainian edition.
according to him, at present the passenger traffic in the direction of Russia have been reallocated, and is not in favor of UIA, benefits organizations that have the opportunity to fly to Ukraine and the Russian Federation. In particular, according to him, Belavia in no hurry to give MAU a convenient dock in Minsk With their flights to Moscow, taking "Russian" passengers from Kiev only on their own flights.
"What can you do in this situation? Perhaps we will try to have a dialogue With the Russian airline on connecting flights at the airports of third countries. After all, they are in a similar situation as we are, and they too have the passenger traffic in Ukraine ", - said the head of the MAU.