Russia's largest airline, Aeroflot, will suspend all flights abroad from March 8, except for flights to Minsk in Belarus, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Saturday.
Passengers with return tickets to Russia will not be allowed on international flights from March 6 if the departure flight is scheduled to start on March 8 "to mitigate the risk of impossibility of using return flights to Russia," according to the agency's report.
It comes after the state-owned carrier's ability to sell seats was crippled Thursday after it was removed from the global distribution system, in the latest measure against Russia's aviation industry, after most of the Western world closed airspace to Russian planes.
RIA Novosti attributed the reason for the temporary cancellation of Aeroflot flights to "the occurrence of additional conditions that impede the operation of flights."
The report added that Russian Airlines and Aurora will also cancel international flights.
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