Kazakhstan air carrier Air Astana has suspended its flights to Russia or above its territory, the air carrier’s press service said on Friday.
“Air Astana regrets to inform that, due to suspension of insurance coverage for commercial flights to/from the Russian Federation and above its territory, all flights in this direction will be suspended,” the company said. “The air carrier is urgently resolving those matters with the government of Kazakhstan to resume flights as soon as possible.”
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All passengers of cancelled flights are eligible for full refunds.
In connection with the situation in Ukraine, on February 26, the EU Council banned the sale and supply, including leasing, of aircraft and spare parts for them for Russian airlines, as well as the provision of any insurance or reinsurance services for these aircraft, as well as their repair. After that, Russian airlines began to face attempts to arrest aircraft conducting international flights.
The Russian Transport Ministry has unveiled a set of measures to support air carriers.