The Russian Ministry of Transport has denied plans to launch direct flights to Johannesburg OR Tambo. Amid the war in Ukraine, Russian carriers discontinued flights to numerous destinations due to political sanctions and restrictions. The Federal Air Transport Agency had earlier reported that Russia could launch direct flights to several destinations, including Algeria and South Africa. However, the ministry has highlighted that no Russian carriers are planning to operate flights on these routes. South Africa’s affiliation with Russia is under international scrutiny due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. The Ministry of Transport said; “There are currently no plans to operate direct

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