Atlanta, USA (CNN) – St. Petersburg Airport in Russia has reopened to aircraft traffic after it was closed for a short period due to the monitoring of an unknown object in Russian airspace, according to the official “RIA” agency, on Tuesday.
The main airport and airspace around St. Petersburg were closed, local authorities and Russian state media reported on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the city government said that Pulkovo Airport would not receive any flights until noon local time, and state news agencies RIA and TASS reported that airspace in a radius of 200 km from the city was closed until 13:20 local time.
Flight tracking services showed that flights from Moscow to St Petersburg and Kaliningrad (which must pass over St Petersburg due to European sanctions on Russia) turn around and return to the departure airport.
This announcement comes after reports of an unknown object in the air, but the authorities have not confirmed this yet.
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