Russian Airline Aeroflot To Suspend All International Flights From 8th March
Russia’s flag carrier Aeroflot will suspend all international flights from 8th March.
The cancellation of flights applies to Aeroflot’s subsidiaries Aurora and Rossiya however flights will continue to Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
In addition to airspace ban from various countries, Airbus and Boeing has stopped providing spare parts and support to Russian airlines which affects 70% of airplanes in Russia.
To make matters worse, European Union's new regulations required aeroplane lessors to terminate contracts in Russia by March 28 which affects more than half of the active commercial airplanes in the country.
At beginning of February this year Aeroflot and together with Rossiya and Aurora flew to 100 international destinations in 53 countries.
Following the the suspension on international flights on 8th March, Minsk will be Aeroflot’s only destination outside Russia.
Aeroflot operates daily flights to Maldives on the Boeing 777-300ER series carrying majority of Russian tourists to the Maldives.
In 2021, more than 200,000 tourists arrived from Russia placing only second behind India in the top arrival chart.