Russian airlines are not allowed to sell take-off and landing rights at UK airports. This is what the British government announced.
Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and Russia Airlines still own take-off and landing rights to British airports, which together amount to nearly sixty million euros. As part of the sanctions, Russian aircraft were banned from the country’s airspace, and the use of these hatches was prohibited. With a possible return of Russian planes not imminent, the British government announced a number of measures on Thursday to prevent Russian companies from monetizing their outlets. The credits of these airlines have already been frozen.
Since the invasion of Ukraine, numerous sanctions have been imposed on Russia by the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States. As long as Putin continues his barbaric attack on Ukraine, we will continue to focus on the Russian economy. “Today, we are making sure that they cannot take advantage of the lucrative landing ports at our airports,” Secretary of State Liz Truss said in a statement. “Every economic penalty reinforces our clear message to Putin: We will not stop until Ukraine is victorious.”
It is not yet clear whether the Netherlands and/or other European countries will take similar measures.