US airlines want to ban competitors from flying over Russian territory


US demands to ban foreign airlines from flying over Russian territory

Lost the ability to fly over Russia, US air carriers are calling on the authorities to ban foreign competitors from flying through Russian airspace, according to The New York Times.

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Ivan Shilov © IA REGNUM

The newspaper notes that US companies have lost polar routes, changed the number of flights, reduced the number of cargo and passengers. More than ten scheduled flights to Mumbai, Tokyo, Seoul and other cities have also been delayed.

The US industry is unhappy with the “unfair advantage” that Air India, Emirates and China Eastern Airlines are providing with shorter, more economical flights.

Thus, Airlines for America estimated the annual loss of market share at two billion dollars.

As reported IA REGNUMEarlier, US lawmakers called on the White House to “strongly and publicly dissuade individuals, citizens and permanent residents of the United States from flying over Russian territory,” as well as to ban officials from flying over Russian territory when they make official trips.


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