Georgian Airways suing Russia for $25 million
Georgia’s national flag carrier, Georgian Airways, has filed case with the European Court of Rights contrary to the Ministry of Transport of Russia for the agency’s “unreasonable ban of flights to Georgia.” In line with the CEO of the ongoing company, Roman Bokeria, the transport regulator of the Russian Federation justified the flying by claiming that Georgia owes $800,000 debt to Russian government agency.
Bokeria claims that no debt exists, the Georgian side make prompt and regular payments to Russian air agency. The top of Georgian Airways lamented that the set of known reasons for flight ban carries a clause on “low security requirements.”
“We’ve been employed in the airline market for 27 years and during this time period no country has ever blamed us because of its security problems. Although we fly to all or any Europe and use major airlines almost,” Bokeria said.
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According to Bokeria, the Russian government only ordered that Russian airlines halt flights to Georgia, however the Ministry of Transport forced all airlines operating in the Russian Federation to avoid flying to Georgia. For this reason, the Georgian side suffered heavy financial losses.
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