Thursday, March 23
All flights between Russia and Georgia are to end two weeks from today, on July 8.
Monday, June 24, 2019
All flights between Russia and Georgia are to end two weeks from today, on July 8. In response to anti-Kremlin demonstrations in Tbilisi, President Putin on Friday ordered an end to sales of package tours to Georgia and an end to flights. On Saturday, Russia’s transportation ministry banned Georgia’s two airlines from flying to Russia. The bans affect six Russian airlines and effectively kills a fast-growing tourism industry that brought 1.4 million Russian tourists to Georgia last year, 16% of the total.