Ukraine flight cancellations

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  • AMcWhirter
    Participant

    I thought this would be a useful thread.

    KLM cancelled its Kyiv services last week.

    https://news.klm.com/klm-stops-flying-ukraine/

    Now the LH Group are cancelling services effective tomorrow. Flights to Lviv in the west will remain for now.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    SAS has suspended its Oslo-Kyiv service (although it operated only once weekly).

    Today comes news from France that Vueling has suspended its Paris Orly-Kyiv flight.


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Latvian airline airBaltic

    Latvian airline airBaltic has announced that due to airspace closure for civil aviation all its flights to and from Ukraine are cancelled from February 24, 2022 until March 13, 2022 included.

    “The safety of our passengers and employees is the main priority of airBaltic. airBaltic is evaluating the current situation before each flight and following the recommendations issued by official authorities. airBaltic is flexible and ready to adjust its flight schedule if necessary.”

    “We invite all affected passengers to check their booking on our webpage for a refund or by calling at +371 67280422 for a rebooking on an available flight after March 13. We recommend everyone to organize your own transportation to leave Ukraine as fast as possible via land transport. If you have difficulties leaving the country, please contact your respective embassy.”


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Wizz Air:

    “Due to the current events in Ukraine and the airspace closure, Wizz Air regrets to inform our customers that the airline must temporarily suspend all flight operations in the country. Passengers with flights booked on arriving or departing Ukrainian flights can find more information on wizzair.com, or alternatively, via the airline’s call centre: 00380 893 202 532. The safety and security of our passengers and crew remains our number one priority and we hope normality will to return to Ukraine soon.”


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    AEGEAN announcement regarding flight Α3 880 from Athens to Moscow
    Athens, 24 February 2022

    Regarding flight A3 880 from Athens to Moscow, AEGEAN informs that for safety reasons and due to the designation of the wider region as a high-risk area, its operational center requested the return of the aircraft to Athens, prior its entrance to the Russian airspace. The aircraft landed at Athens International Airport at 11:45 local time.

    It is noted that AEGEAN has modified its routes and flight planning to Moscow, avoiding Ukrainian airspace, since Monday, 14 February 2022.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    It’s reported JAL is suspending its weekly Tokyo-Moscow flight “owing to the fluid situation in the region and the possibility that flight paths could change.”

    https://www.tradingview.com/news/reuters.com,2022:newsml_L1N2UZ150:1-japan-airlines-cancels-flight-to-moscow-will-monitor-situation/


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Russia has banned British Airlines form Russian airspace, reports the BBC

    British airlines have been banned from landing at Russia’s airports and from crossing its airspace, the Russian civil aviation regulator has said.

    It follows the UK’s decision to ban Russia’s national airline Aeroflot from landing in the UK.

    The UK’s ban was part of sanctions introduced in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

    Ukraine’s airspace closed on Thursday after Russian forces launched a military invasion of the country…..

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-60505417


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    European airlines expect ‘catastrophic’ ban from Russian airspace

    (FT Story)

    Russia had already banned UK airlines, but if it does the same for European airlines….


    Tom Otley
    Keymaster

    Update

    The Latvian airline airBaltic announces that due to increased risk and imposed restrictions all its flights to and from Russia are cancelled from February 26 until March 26.

    The safety and security of our passengers and employees is the main priority of airBaltic. airBaltic is evaluating the current situation before each flight and remains in close contact with national and international authorities. The airline is flexible and ready to adjust its flight schedule when necessary.

    airBaltic invites all affected passengers to check their booking on the airline’s webpage for a refund or contact airBaltic Call Centre for other possible changes by calling at +371 67280422.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    At time of writing these countries have now banned Russian airlines.

    It’s a fluid situation. In the past few mins Romania has now joined the above nations.


    Swissdiver
    Participant

    Update

    The Latvian airline airBaltic announces that due to increased risk and imposed restrictions all its flights to and from Russia are cancelled from February 26 until March 26.

    The safety and security of our passengers and employees is the main priority of airBaltic. airBaltic is evaluating the current situation before each flight and remains in close contact with national and international authorities. The airline is flexible and ready to adjust its flight schedule when necessary.

    airBaltic invites all affected passengers to check their booking on the airline’s webpage for a refund or contact airBaltic Call Centre for other possible changes by calling at +371 67280422.

    Other countries where banned today, notably Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic. I guess other EU airlines will follow.


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    More nations have imposed bans since yesterday.

    Now the Nordic countries are set to ban Russian aircraft from their airspace.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/finland-shut-down-airspace-russian-planes-2022-02-27/


    AMcWhirter
    Participant

    France’s govt minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari reports that Europe now “responds with total unity.”


    Swissdiver
    Participant

    France’s govt minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari reports that Europe now “responds with total unity.”

    Russian airlines must be devastated…

    Now when it comes to French and other EU airlines to fly to Asia…


    jjlasne
    Participant

    It was not quite certain that Europe would unite. Germany in particular has been quite the Russian ‘ho.

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