Transport Minister Marius Skuodis said at the Cabinet’s meeting that the airspace would be closed to Russian air carriers from midnight, with “certain exceptions”. “These are related to emergency landings, humanitarian flights,” he said.
Poland, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Latvia have closed the skies to Russian planes.
Russian airlines have already begun to massively cancel scheduled flights to Europe. In particular, the carrier S7 Airlines will cancel all its flights to Europe from February 26 to March 13.
EU completely banned the supply and leasing of aircraft, helicopters and other aircraft in Russia, as well as their insurance and maintenance. Russian airlines announced a temporary suspension of flights to Europe due to fears of seizure.