The number of canceled flights to and from Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport is the highest in the world as Western governments continue to close airspace to Russian aircraft.
One in five flights departing and arriving from Sheremetyevo were canceled as of 2:30 pm ET on Monday, according to data from flight tracking website FlightAware.
The airport is the largest in Russia, according to its website.
Russian carrier Aeroflot canceled a quarter of its Monday flight schedule and delayed another 10% of flights, FlightAware said.
Europe and Canada have banned Russian flights from entering their airspace, leaving some aircraft to take tortuous routes.
Late on Sunday, Aeroflot Flight 111 from Miami to Moscow “violated the ban put in place” by Canadian aviation officials.
“We are launching a review of the conduct of Aeroflot and independent air navigation service provider NAVCAN that led to this breach,” Transport Canada tweeted. “We will not hesitate to take appropriate enforcement and other measures to prevent future violations.”
Aeroflot canceled the same flight scheduled for Tuesday (29).
On Friday, Delta Air Lines announced that it was ending its codeshare booking partnership with Aeroflot. Delta said it would re-accommodate passengers on the few flights affected by the change.
Source: CNN Brasil