Head of European Commission, announces EU imposed blanket flight ban on Russian planes.
Written by News Room on March 1, 2022
The Head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the EU has imposed a blanket flight ban on Russian planes.
All such planes, including the private jets of oligarchs, will now be unable to land in, take off from or fly over any EU nation.
Russian planes have also been banned from UK airspace.
Russia’s biggest airline, Aeroflot, said it would cancel all flights to European destinations until further notice in a retaliatory move on Sunday.
Ahead of the decision, European countries had been closing their airspace one by one. Germany said its ban would last three months.