LONDON – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that Russian carrier Aeroflot has been banned from the country as a result of sanctions from the Ukraine invasion.
This was announced in the address made to The House of Commons regarding the next wave of economic sanctions to be placed on Russia from the UK.
On the football front, this was why Manchester United had to be transported to Madrid with Titan Airways instead.
More sanctions will be announced by the Prime Minister in due course, but on the aviation front, this is the only development we have seen from the Prime Minister so far on such sanctions.
This is a developing story.
UPDATE #1 – The UK CAA has commented on the banning of Aeroflot saying:
“Following the announcement by the Prime Minister in Parliament today, the UK Civil Aviation Authority has suspended the foreign carrier permit held by Aeroflot Russia Airlines (Aeroflot) until further notice.
“This means that Aeroflot will not be permitted to operate flights to or from the United Kingdom until further notice”.