LONDON – Delta has withdrawn their codeshare agreement with the Russian national carrier Aeroflot. The agreement covered flights beyond Moscow operated by Aeroflot. Additionally, it covered flights from Los Angeles and and New York JFK to Moscow operated by Delta.
The carriers are both members of SkyTeam. The codeshare allowed passengers to fly to 23 destinations in the United States from Moscow on Delta operated flights.
Simple Flying contacted SkyTeam for comment, who said “SkyTeam is monitoring ongoing events in Ukraine closely and is in contact with our members to assess the situation as it evolves.”
Outside of codeshares, Aeroflot are also starting to be effected by airspace bans. At the time of writing, the United Kingdom, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic have all banned Russian aircraft in their airspace.
With airspace restrictions coming into force, and now the withdrawal of codeshare agreements, Aeroflot’s future will be interesting to monitor.