Citizens protests led to changed schedule of take-off and landing

Sheremetyevo Airport changed take-off and landing patterns after massive complaints from citizens in the Moscow region about the ‘endless infernal air noise’. Representatives of the protesters called the decision ‘a victory for sanity’. The changes could lead to flight path adjustments at many other airports in Russia.

The Federal Air Transport Agency assured that the adjustments were not directly related to the occupations of citizens, but were based on the wishes of the airlines. It is always difficult in Russia to admit that ‘normal people’ can influence policy makers. You can’t even hold a blank piece of paper in the air these days…

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