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Airlines shift attention to Russia risks as Ukraine airspace is closed

The fallout to aviation industry from Ukraine crisis is spreading beyond the airspace closings over conflict zone as airlines and manufacturers face up to growing risk of doing business with Russia.

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The fallout to the global aviation industry from Russia's invasion of Ukraine is spreading beyond the airspace closings over the conflict zone as airlines, lessors and manufacturers face up to growing risks of doing business with Russia.
 
Alaska's Anchorage Airport, a popular refuelling hub for long-haul flights when Western airlines were unable to access Russian airspace during the Cold War, said carriers had started making inquiries about capacity in case routes over Russia are affected by the Ukraine crisis. Japan Airlines cancelled its Thursday evening flight to Moscow, citing potential safety risks, while Britain closed its airspace to Russian airlines,

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First Published: Feb 25 2022 | 1:16 PM IST

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