S7 Airlines, Russia’s second-largest airline, has declared that all international flights will be canceled as of March 5, 2022.
The statement was made on the company’s Telegram channel.
“Affected passengers are receiving notifications from the airline, our specialists are working with them in the representative offices of S7 Airlines. They are helping the tourists to return home on the flights of our partners,” the airline added.
S7 has been steadily shrinking its network since Russia initiated its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Flights to Ukraine and neighboring territories were canceled on the first day of the invasion, and flights to a number of European nations were halted after Russia announced a slew of sanctions in the days that followed.
After Aeroflot, S7 Airlines is Russia’s second-largest airline. It has its headquarters in Novosibirsk and flies narrowbody aircraft from the Airbus A320, Boeing 737, and Embraer E-Jet families.
Except for flights to China, South Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt, S7 operated flights to China, South Korea, Thailand, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, the United Arab Emirates, and Egypt.
The airline has not stated why it has decided to cancel all overseas flights.