Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Delta Air Lines has suspended its codesharing agreement with Russian national airline Aeroflot, and some Baltic and European countries have announced the closure of their airspace to Russian carriers.

Delta, headquarters in Atlanta, announced on Friday that its decision has put a halt to the codesharing system that allowed Delta and Aeroflot passengers to book trips on both carriers.

Delta Airlines said in a statement that it does not fly to Ukraine or Russia. The airline spokesperson said, “We have removed our code from Aeroflot-operated services beyond Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and removed Aeroflot’s code from Delta-operated services from Los Angeles and New York-JFK. Accommodations will be made for customers affected by these changes.”

The suspension of codesharing happened after Britain barred Aeroflot from entering the country on Thursday.

Russian airlines are being denied access to Baltic airspace.

The Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania stated on Saturday that they will close their airspace to Russian airlines. Slovenia and the Czech Republic followed suit in response to Ukraine’s incursion.

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said on Twitter that Western nations should economically and politically isolate Russia. “There is no place for planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies.”

Slovenia’s government stated that the ban applies to all Russian-registered aircraft as well as operators headquartered in Russia who are licenced by a Russian authority.

According to Czech Transport Minister Martin Kupka, the country is “stepping up our efforts against the Russian aggression in Ukraine” as a result of the Czech Republic’s decision.

– India’s new age travel digital media

Also read: UK-Russia Flights Halted Following Outbreak Of War In Ukraine


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