Russia announced the resumption of air travel from select Russian airports to several Turkish resort destination. Passenger air traffic between two countries had been halted ever since Russia and Turkey imposed border restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic. The first flight from Moscow to Antalya took off late on Sunday. It was operated by Rossiya carrier. A Boeing 747 plane was filled to capacity with all 522 tickets sold. On Monday, Russia restarted flights to Turkey’s resort cities of Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman. Within the day, flights to Antalya, Bodrum and Dalaman are also expected from Moscow, St. Petersbourg.