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Russian Aeroflot cancels all its international flights, except for Belarus.

Date: October 2, 2022 Time: 18:53:59

The Russian airline Aeroflot announces the temporary suspension of all international routes from March 8 “due to unforeseen circumstances that prevent the operation of flights.” According to an announcement posted on its website for passengers international flights, from this date will continue to operate flights only to and from Minsk, the capital of Belarus. A few days ago, Aeroflot had already suspended all its flights to Europe and Latin America due to airspace being closed to Russian aircraft by the EU, other European countries and Canada, later joined by the US, in retaliation for the Russian invasion. from Ukraine on February 24th. The airline notes that passengers of canceled international flights can request a full refund of the ticket price.

“For passengers who are still abroad at the time of the end of flights, the airline will do everything possible to arrange their return to Russia,” the message says. This week Aeroflot organized three flights to Cancun (Mexico) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) for the repatriation of Russian citizens who were in these tourist destinations. This Friday, the Russian airline S7 Airlines also announced the cancellation of all its international flights, starting today, Saturday, after closing the airspace of many countries to Russian aircraft due to the invasion of Ukraine. Adding to this veto were operational problems after companies such as Spain’s Amadeus stopped allocating Aeroflot’s fares to their systems.

In response, the Kremlin also ordered its airspace to be closed to flights from 36 countries. including the whole European Union (EU) and Canada in response to the same measure taken by those states. The published list includes all EU countries that in a cascade announce the closure of their airspace for Russian companies, except for the UK, there are no other European countries. community like Finlandterritories such as the British Virgin Islands and the British colony of Gibraltar, as well as Canada.

European measures in response to the military operation that Russia launched on February 24 against Ukraine, associated with a Russian airline Aeroflot will suspend all its flights to Europe and neighboring countries until March or May next year. It also canceled its flights to several destinations in USA and Latin America because the closure of European and Canadian airspace will force their planes to take a long detour.

Source: www.lainformacion.com

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