Turkey has given Russia assurances of enhanced security measures at airports, said the Minister of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov, the TV channel “Russia 1”.
He noted that this procedure includes thorough examination of the order of 20% of passengers at the departure gate. He explained that it will be like a personal screening with a metal detector and inspection of items passengers.
“Also [be] a screening for movement on the landing platform, on the platform, the main track of our aircraft, and the supply to them of the Luggage, fuel and other things. And of course, a special monitoring baggage, mail, and other goods catering to be delivered onboard our Charter,” — said Sokolov (quoted by TASS).
Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree abolishing the ban on Charter flights between Russia and Turkey. This limitation was introduced on 1 December 2015, after the Turkish military shot down a Russian su-24.
At the end of June the President of Russia Vladimir Putin held a telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and announced the imminent lifting of the ban on the Charter flights.
However, to quickly remove the restriction on Charter flights failed. This was due to the absence of formal guarantees of security of Russian tourists. “They have such assurances to give, and it will be enough to resume flights,” — said in mid-July Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.
PR-Director of Tez Tour Maria Akhanova in conversation with RBC said that the company will send its first Charter flight to Turkey on 3 September. She added that the Federal air transport Agency has allowed to fly to Antalya airlines I Fly.