Russian carrier Aeroflot has been banned from UK airspace as part of measures disclosed by the country’s prime minister Boris Johnson today in response to the invasion in Ukraine.

Johnson outlined the intention to ban Aeroflot from the UK in a statement detailing a series of sanctions against Russia to the country’s Parliament today.


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Aeroflot currently operates a daily service between Moscow and London

A UK CAA spokesperson says: “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.”

Aeroflot currently serves London Heathrow daily from Moscow Sheremetyevo airport. Prior to the pandemic it also flew from St Petersburg to London Gatwick.