Ural Airlines (U6, Ekaterinburg) and Aeroflot (SU, Moscow Sheremetyevo) have cancelled the sale of all tickets for flights to Turkey in line with a directive issued by Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) this past weekend.

Though Turkish government forces successfully crushed Friday night's attempted coup by segments of the country's military, Russia has upheld the ban on flights stating it will review the status-quo once the political situation has stabilized. Aeroflot is currently operating flights to Turkey but only to carry passengers back to Russia.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has tightened his grip on power in the wake of the failed putsch with full scale purges currently underway across the Turkish armed forces and civil service. On Wednesday, he declared a state of emergency for three months.

As such, Ural Airlines has suspended sales of its Ekaterinburg-Antalya flights, set to commence on August 7, while Aeroflot has suspended sales of its Moscow Sheremetyevo to Istanbul Atatürk and Antalya flights until further notice.

Russian charter carriers are meanwhile only likely to start flights to Turkey later next month Maya Lomidze, the director of the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR), has said. Clarifying earlier reports that service to Turkey may only resume in 2017, Lomidze said Russian and Turkish officials had agreed that barring any new disturbances in the country, charter flights will resume around mid-August.