North Caucasus airline Grozny Avia will now fly to the Russian-annexed Crimean peninsula in between Yerevan, and Crimea’s Simferopol.
Grozny Avia, named after Chechnya’s capital, conducts domestic flights within the Russian Federation. The new twice weekly flights are slated to begin late this month. Grozny Avia flew its first Crimea flights out of Simferopol to Istanbul hack in July.
One reason for the newly scheduled flights is reportedly political. According to reports, Yerevan recognized the Crimean referendum on showing support for Russia over the Ukraine turmoil. Sanctions and transitional problems for Crimea top a list of concerns Moscow has for the newly annexed territory.