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Russia may limit EU flights over Siberia

By Reuters in Mosco ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-06 07:05:09

Russia may impose restrictions or a ban on European airlines using trans-Siberian routes, raising the cost of their flights to Asia, in response to European Union sanctions over Ukraine, the Russian business daily Vedomosti reported on Tuesday.

Russian low-cost airline Dobrolyot, run by state-controlled Aeroflot, had to suspend all flights last week after its plane lease agreement was cancelled because the EU extended sanctions on the carrier for operating flights to Crimea, the Black Sea peninsula that the Russian Federation annexed in March.

Possible restrictions on flights over Russian territory are being discussed by the foreign and transport ministries, Vedomosti quoted one source as saying.

Russia may limit EU flights over Siberia

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