The Telegraph: why Western airlines will have to return to Russian skies

Western countries, whose airlines canceled all flights through Russia due to sanctions and replaced them with longer and more distant flights, need to start preparing for the resumption of flights through Russian airspace to reduce the load, as well as to save fuel in the era of the global energy crisis . This opinion was expressed by the Director General of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) William Walsh. The Telegraph writes about it.

The West needs to think about reopening Russian airspace

- says the official, revealing the reasons for such a call.

China, which recently cut flights due to tight anti-COVID restrictions, could ease its own bans as early as 2023, Walsh said. In this case, Chinese airlines will have an advantage, for example, over British Airways, whose flights can be delayed for several hours due to bypassing Russian airspace. Of course, this will affect the competitiveness of the British and Chinese companies.

Another reason for the urgent need for Western airlines to return to the skies of Russia, the head of IATA sees that due to the ban on flights over the Russian Federation and Ukraine in Europe, traffic jams began to form in the sky and on the ground, at airports, which leads to additional pollution environment.

But still, the pioneers of returning to Russian airspace will be the Chinese. In the second half of October, Bloomberg reported that the Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific was going to soon resume flights in Russian airspace and thereby increase profits by outperforming restrictive European competitors.
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  1. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 7 December 2022 11: 20
    Will they lift the sanctions imposed on our aviation? And what will happen to our cars arriving at their airports? Will they be arrested? Some questions
  2. JD1979 Offline JD1979
    JD1979 (Dmitriy) 7 December 2022 12: 18
    They can prepare anything for themselves. But why did they get the idea that they would be allowed into the Russian space unilaterally?
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 7 December 2022 14: 50
    I can’t believe it, the Chinese are trying to comply with all the sanctions, because of the fear of secondary ones ....
  4. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 7 December 2022 17: 07
    First, let them return all the stolen Russian money, pay penalties for the illegal use of Russian reserves, and then let them talk about flights. And then they happily ran towards them to wave flags - the geyropa is back. Let them first return the stolen goods in full.
  5. RFR Offline RFR
    RFR (RFR) 7 December 2022 23: 03
    Here are Western queers in all their glory ... They need ... But we need it, pay us reparations first, and we will think about what to do with you ...
  6. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 8 December 2022 10: 30
    Yeah, they wanted to and left the Russian sky, but they didn’t like it, then they took it and returned ?! And Russia seems to have nothing to do with it ???