Moscow airports “Vnukovo” and “Domodedovo” returned to normal operation after the introduction of temporary restrictions on flights. On the night of September 9, airports did not accept aircraft for a short time.
“For reasons beyond the airport’s control, at 2:32 Moscow time temporary restrictions were introduced at Vnukovo on the arrival and release of aircraft. As of 2:51 Moscow time, all flight restrictions have been lifted. The airport complex is operating as normal,” writes RIA Novosti with reference to Vnukovo.
According to T, in order to ensure safety, restrictions were in effect at Domodedovo from 02:30 Moscow time to 02:50 Moscow time, now the airport is operating normally.
During the night, 13 flights were also reported to be delayed at three Moscow airports. According to Yandex. Schedules” at 9:50 Moscow time, seven flights to Vnukovo, Domodedovo and Sheremetyevo were delayed, and three more were cancelled.
Previously, airport operations were limited due to the detection of drones in the sky. Thus, on the night of September 7, a drone was shot down in the Ramensky urban district of the Moscow region, there was no destruction or casualties, reported Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin. In connection with the incident, flight restrictions were introduced early in the morning at Zhukovsky, Vnukovo and Domodedovo airports; they were later lifted.
On the night of September 5, Sobyanin reported that air defense systems shot down drones in the Kaluga region, in the Zavidovo district of the Tver region and in the Istra district of the Moscow region. As a result, a total of 53 flights were delayed in arrival and departure at Moscow airports between 02:00 and 07:00 Moscow time.