Lufthansa Group to droop Kyiv, Odessa flights

Lufthansa planes are seen parked on the tarmac of Frankfurt Airport, Germany June 25, 2020.

Kai Pfaffenbach | Reuters

Lufthansa Group mentioned it might droop service to Kyiv and Odessa, beginning Monday, as issues grew over whether or not Russia would invade Ukraine.

“The security of our passengers and crew members is our prime precedence always,” the airline group mentioned in a press release on Saturday. “Lufthansa continues to observe the state of affairs intently and is in shut contact with nationwide and worldwide authorities.”

Lufthansa additionally owns Austrian, Swiss and Eurowings. Swiss may also droop service to Kyiv beginning Monday by means of at the least Feb. 28. The airline doesn’t fly over Ukraine to succeed in different locations, a spokesman mentioned.

KLM Royal Dutch Airways suspended Ukraine flights final week.

Ukrainian Worldwide Airways had mentioned it might must ship 5 of its planes to Spain after a dispute over insurance coverage protection, however later mentioned it was working its flights as scheduled.

One other Ukrainian service, SkyUp Airways, mentioned certainly one of its Ukraine-bound flights from the Portuguese Island of Madeira was pressured to land in Moldova final weekend after the corporate that leases its jets mentioned the service could not enter Ukrainian airspace.

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