Central Asian countries cut off from Ukraine for by air travel as Air Astana closed Almaty-Kiev flight
Almaty, Kazakhstan: Central Asian countries have cut off from Ukraine for by air travel as Air Astana has closed Almaty-Kiev flight immediately after Malaysian Airlines MH17 tragedy while Uzbek Air is already “Off Season” and not flying to Kiev.
Kazakhstani airlines company SCAT cancelled flights to Kiev back in February due to unstable situation in Ukraine. Currently, no SCAT airplanes fly over Ukraine.
Moreover Air Astana has announced that it will change the routes of its flights away from the Ukrainian airspace.
Press office of Air Astana has released following note:
“Air Astana flights to and from London, Frankfurt and Antalya do not cross the Ukrainian territory, and the route of Atyrau-Amsterdam-Atyrau flights will be changed to bypass the territory of Ukraine,”.
The Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight crushed on July 17 near Shakhersk town in Donetsk Oblast claiming lives of nearly 300 people. According to reports the airplane was hit by a ground-to-air missile.
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