ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Traces has suspended its codesharing partnership with Russian nationwide airline Aeroflot following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine — and a few Baltic and European nations introduced the closure of their airspace to Russian carriers.
Atlanta-based Delta on Friday mentioned its choice put a maintain on the codesharing system permitting Delta and Aeroflot prospects to e-book flights on each airways.
“We now have eliminated our code from Aeroflot-operated providers past Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and eliminated Aeroflot’s code from Delta-operated providers from Los Angeles and New York-JFK. Lodging might be made for patrons affected by these modifications,” Delta mentioned in an announcement, including that it doesn’t function flights to Ukraine or Russia.
The codesharing suspension got here after Britain on Thursday banned Aeroflot from flying into the nation.
Aeroflot didn’t instantly reply Saturday to an e-mail looking for remark that was despatched to its communications division.
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On Saturday, the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania introduced that they may shut their airspace to Russian airways. Slovenia and the Czech Republic additionally did so due to the invasion of Ukraine.
Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas tweeted that Western nations ought to isolate Russia economically and politically, saying “there is no such thing as a place for planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies.”
Slovenia’s authorities mentioned its ban applies to all plane registered in Russia and operators primarily based in Russia and licensed by a reliable Russian authority.
The Czech Republic’s choice implies that the nation is “stepping up our measures in opposition to the Russian aggression in Ukraine,” mentioned Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka.
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