28 Feb. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Pulkovo airport, in the Russian city of Saint Petersburg, has resumed operations this Tuesday after a brief closure for unspecified causes, as confirmed by the authorities, who have indicated that there are no flight restrictions in place.
“All restrictions have been withdrawn at 12:00 (local time),” Russian aviation industry sources told the Interfax news agency, less than an hour after the St. Petersburg Mayor’s Office announced the temporary closure of the installations.
The authorities had indicated that there would be no landings or takeoffs from the airport for an indeterminate time and announced delays of up to twelve hours. “The airport and its services operate normally,” they added.
The initial decision involved the closure of the airspace in a radius of 200 kilometers around the Pulkovo airport, which caused several flights heading to the city to be diverted to Vnukovo, located in the capital, Moscow, as has picked up the Russian news agency TASS.