MOSCOW, March 26. /TASS/. Restrictions and reductions on flights, which have been gradually introduced since February 1, have already affected 92 out of 94 international flights of the Russian flagship air carrier Aeroflot, spokesman Mikhail Demin told TASS, adding that this week the company has had an average of 30 international flights.
Earlier reports said that the emergency response team on the coronavirus spread prevention tasked the Federal Air Transport Agency with closing all regular and charter international flights, excluding those carrying citizens back.
During the day Aeroflot will close the remaining flights as the emergency response team on the coronavirus spread prevention in Russia tasked the Federal Air Transport Agency earlier with closing all regular and charter international flights, excluding those carrying citizens back, starting March 27.
"As of March 26, restrictions and reductions someway or other concern 92 international routes out of 94, which is 1,365 flights per week, according to the winter schedule," he said, adding that "it is an expected measure to fully ban international flights, excluding special return flights."
As of now Russia has restricted flights to the majority of countries, including EU states, China, Japan, the US and more. The destination network of Aeroflot as Russia’s biggest air carrier accounts for the bulk of restrictions.