By The Canadian Press
Sun., Feb. 27, 2022timer1 min. read
updateArticle was updated 1 min ago
Transport Minister Omar Alghabra says effective immediately, Canada’s airspace is closed to all Russian aircraft operators.
Alghabra in a tweet today says the move is intended to hold Russia accountable for its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.
While Aeroflot does not operate any flights directly to Canada, it does have several flights per day through Canadian airspace en route to the U.S. and other destinations.
Canada is only the latest country to ban Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot and other airlines.
Several other nations, including the United Kingdom, Poland, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, have also suspended Aeroflot’s foreign carrier permit, while more have said they will follow suit.
In a tit-for-tat response, Russia has banned commercial flights from the U.K., Poland, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic.
More to come.
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