5 Mar 2022 18:31

Pobeda airlines suspending all flights abroad from March 8

MOSCOW. March 5 (Interfax) - Pobeda Airlines is suspending all flights abroad from March 8.

The decision is "in keeping with recommendations by Rosaviatsia," the federal aviation service, the airline said.

"Starting at 00:00 Moscow time on March 6, we will stop admitting passengers to international flights who have tickets for round trips with a return date to Russia after March 8, 2022. Passengers booked on international flights with one-way tickets departing from Russia will be accepted for transportation until flights are terminated at 00:00 Moscow time on March 8," Aeroflot said.

Rosaviatsia on Saturday recommended that Russian airlines suspend all international flights from March 6 amid mass seizures of aircraft abroad. These restrictions do not affect airlines that operate aircraft with foreign or Russian registration, "and there is no risk of seizure or impoundment." They also do not affect foreign airlines of countries that have not joined sanctions and have not restricted air traffic with Russia.

The European Union on February 26 imposed sanctions prohibiting the supply, sale, leasing, maintenance and insurance of aircraft in Russia.