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SIA suspends flights between Singapore and Moscow

SINGAPORE (CNA) – Singapore Airlines announced yesterday that it will “temporarily suspend” all return services between Singapore and Moscow until further notice.

In a statement posted on its website, the airline cited “operational reasons” for the suspension which affected flights SQ362 and SQ361.

“SIA apologises to all affected customers for the inconvenience caused.”

When contacted by CNA, Singapore Airlines did not respond to a question about the “operational reasons” which have resulted in the suspension of Moscow flights.

SIA’s temporary suspension of return services comes as other airlines announce similar measures.

German carrier Lufthansa last Saturday said it was preparing to shut its airspace to Russian planes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Air France-KLM has also suspended flights to and from Russia as well as the overflight of Russian aircraft.

Finnair said it would cancel flights to Russia, Japan, South Korea and China through March 6 as it avoided Russian airspace.

A Singapore Airlines plane. PHOTO: AFP

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