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Video: Flight ban harms both Russia and Georgia

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Policy Pulse - 16 July 2019 - George Anjaparidze

On 8 July 2019 the ban on direct flights between Russia and Georgia went into effect. Flight ban harms both Russia and Georgia.

Russian airlines will lose $225 million in revenue per year. Regional hubs such as Minks, Riga, Almaty and Istanbul will benefit from higher transfer traffic. But consumers worse off and tourism spending in Georgia lower by $111 million per year. For more details see links below:

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