Delta, Wizz Air Cut Off Russian Airline Deals, Russia Cuts Off UK, MORE – SGF News

February 25, 2022

Delta Air Lines Suspends Codeshare Agreement with Russian Carrier Aeroflot

Delta Air Lines said Friday that it is suspending ties with Russian carrier Aeroflot as the fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to spread.

Their partnership allows customers to book seats on each other’s flights.

Here is Delta's statement:

Delta has withdrawn our codeshare services operated in conjunction with Russian national airline, Aeroflot, effective immediately.

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.

Delta does not operate services to Ukraine or Russia.

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Wizz Air Suspends Flights to Ukraine After Russian Attacks

Wizz Air Holdings PLC said Thursday that it was temporarily suspending all flight operations in Ukraine after Russia began a military assault on the country and its airspace closed.

The London-listed budget airline operates around 117 routes from six airports in Ukraine and had recently announced a major capacity expansion in country after it signed the EU's Open Skies agreement last October.

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Winter storms threaten weekend travel plans

Travelers heading out or returning from winter break face flight troubles as the weekend approaches.

An expansive winter storm brought icy conditions to Dallas and other areas of the central U.S. Wednesday and Thursday and is headed for the East Coast, creating travel headaches across the country.

U.S. airlines canceled more than 1,300 Friday flights to, from and within the U.S., according to flight tracker FlightAware.

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Manchester United ditches sponsorship deal with Aeroflot

English football club Manchester United, based in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester has withdrawn its sponsorship deal with Russian airline Aeroflot.

In a short but clear statement, the football club issued the following statement: “In light of events in Ukraine, we have withdrawn Aeroflot’s sponsorship rights.

“We share the concerns of our fans around the world and extend our sympathies to those affected.”

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Russia Bans UK Flights From Its Airspace

Russia’s civil aviation authority has banned British airlines from flying to the country and crossing its airspace in retaliation to a UK ban on Aeroflot flights.

In a statement, Rosaviatsiya said the measure was in response to “unfriendly decisions” taken by London.

“This measure was taken in accordance with the provisions of the Intergovernmental Air Services Agreement between Russia and the UK as a response to unfriendly decisions by the UK aviation authorities regarding the restriction on regular flights of aircraft owned, leased or operated by a person associated with Russia or registered in Russia,” the agency said.

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