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Aeroflot has cancelled scheduled flights to airports of Dnepropetrovsk and Odessa on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Transaero cancels its flight to Dnepropetrovsk on Friday. Both airlines have decided to continue regular flights to Kiev.
Rosaviatsia said earlier Russian airlines had suspended transit flights over Ukraine after a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashed near the eastern Ukraine border on Thursday.
New routes are planned bypassing Ukraine and proceeding in the airspace of other bordering countries that provide safe flights over their territories.
Aeroflot has already changed its flight schedule, cancelling two flights on Thursday to the cities of Odessa and Kiev, and another scheduled flight to Kiev on Friday.