Tomsk airport still does not accept the aircraft due to smog

Aircraft that had to sit down in the Tomsk airport, still go to alternate airports in Kemerovo and Novosibirsk due to thick smog from forest fires, which is held in Tomsk fifth day, told RIA Novosti the Flight information.

On Thursday in the second half of the day because of the Tomsk airport smog does not accept and does not send the planes. So, all Moscow flights on Friday were sent to the nearby airports in Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Tomsk where passengers and air terminals were delivered by bus. In addition to capital flight to the alternate airport in Tolmachevo (Novosibirsk) were sent flying from Surgut, Strezhevoy and Sochi. Passengers with tickets for these areas continue to take back from Tomsk on intercity buses.

"Flight immediately head for alternate airports in Kemerovo and Novosibirsk due to poor visibility from the smog and fog. Only aircraft company" S7 ", which was flying from Moscow, was going to sit down with us, but then he also went to Kemerovo and had to sit down with something at 6.50 local time (3.50 MSK) ", — said the employee reference.

She said the passengers in the airport to meet replacement and, as of Friday, the buses dovozyat to Tomsk. Those who had to fly out of the Tomsk airport, buses delivered to alternate airports.

According to the regional Emergencies Ministry, the total area of forest fires in the region a day increased by 8.5% to Friday morning 8.5 thousand hectares. The region has been 34 forest fires in 11 districts. There was a fire at the three area of 160 hectares, 12 localized fires in the area 4.4 thousand hectares, eliminated two fires on the area of 21.7 hectares.

The forests in the region continues to operate a state of emergency imposed order of the Governor of the Tomsk region in view of the deterioration of the forest fire situation.

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