Several countries, including Bulgaria, Poland and the Czech Republic, have ban Russian flights, following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
Estonia, Latvia and Slovenia on Saturday also said they would also ban Russian flights.
“We invite all EU countries to do the same,” Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas tweeted, adding, “There is no place for planes of the aggressor state in democratic skies”.
Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Jansa quoted Kallas’s tweet saying, “Slovenia will do the same”.
Latvian Transport Minister Talis Linkaits also said on Twitter that “Latvia will close its airspace to Russian-registered airlines for commercial flights,” adding that the decision would be formally approved at the next cabinet meeting, Aljazeera reported.
“Air carriers of these states and/or registered in them are subject to restrictions on flights to destinations on the territory of the Russian Federation, including transit flights through the airspace of the Russian Federation,” the federal air transport agency Rosaviation said on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the United Kingdom has banned Russian flagship carrier Aeroflot from flying over the UK.
According to Politico, Delta Air Lines has suspended its alliance with Russian-carrier Aeroflot over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“Delta has withdrawn our codeshare services operated in conjunction with Russian national airline, Aeroflot, effective immediately,” a spokesperson told POLITICO on Friday.
“We have removed our code from Aeroflot-operated services beyond Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport and removed Aeroflot’s code from Delta-operated services from New York-JFK. Customers affected by the changes will be re-accommodated.”