Abkhaz leader wants to launch Moscow-Sokhumi air link

Georgia Materials 21 December 2006 17:47 (UTC +04:00)

(civil) Sokhumi is in talks with Moscow over launching air traffic between the two cities, Abkhaz leader Sergey Bagapsh said in an interview posted on his official web-site.

He said that Russian specialists have already inspected the infrastructure of the Babushera airport near Sokhumi and confirmed that it is ready to start functioning.

Starting flights to and from Babushera airport will be a major step towards ending Abkhazia's economic blockade, Bagapsh said.

Bagapsh said that Sokhumi also wants to resume ferry traffic with Turkey in the near future, reports Trend.