Turkish carrier Onur Air is to add 12 Russian destinations to its network by launching new routes from Istanbul Ataturk and Antalya airports.
The airline has disclosed that from 26 March it will fly between Istanbul and Chelyabinsk, Grozny, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Volgograd.
Beginning 28 April, Onur Air will operate from Antalya to Chelyabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and St Petersburg.
The carrier's general manager Teoman Tosun indicates that it aims to carry three million passengers from Russia to Turkey per annum.
After a Russian air force Sukhoi Su-24 was shot down by the Turkish air force in November 2015, an 84% fall in Russian tourist numbers last year cost the Turkish economy some $9 billion. In the summer, the two nations opened negotiations to restructure their relations.