The UK Bans All Aeroflot Flights and Restricts Russian Airlines From Using Its Airspace

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The Govt of the UK on Thursday imposed a ban on Russian national carrier, Aeroflot from operating in and out of the United Kingdom. In addition, there’s a ban on the airline using UK airspace.

After the announcement made by UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson on ban all flights by Aeroflot, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of the UK said the country has restricted flights from Aeroflot by suspending its foreign carrier permit.

“This means that Aeroflot will not be permitted to operate flights to or from the United Kingdom until further notice,” the UK CAA said.

Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport of the UK, in a Tweet said; “I’ve signed restrictions prohibiting all scheduled #Russian airlines from entering UK airspace or touching down on British soil.”

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A NOTAM issued by UK Authorities stated;

Effective tomorrow at 00:01 UTC — AIRCRAFT ON A SCHEDULED SERVICE WHICH IS OWNED, CHARTERED OR OPERATED BY A PERSON CONNECTED WITH RUSSIA, OR WHICH IS REGISTERED IN RUSSIA — are banned from UK airspace.

It must be noted that the Russian airline Aeroflot currently operates a daily service to London.

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