Aeroflot canceled flights to Bangkok until the end of October due to the inability to fly over Afghanistan
Aeroflot canceled all flights from Moscow to Bangkok due to restrictions on flights over Afghanistan, over which the flight route passes. This is reported by TASS with reference to a source.
The Russian Consulate in Phuket announced that flights will be tentatively suspended until the end of October. At the same time, the airline itself did not officially confirm the cancellation of flights.
On the Aeroflot website, you can now buy a ticket to Bangkok for August 21, and after that date – only for October 31.
The Afghan Civil Aviation Authority reported on August 16 that it has ceased to control the country’s airspace and can no longer provide security for transit flights – and urged the airlines not to fly over Afghanistan.
The routes of two Russian airlines – Aeroflot and Air Bridge Cargo – pass over Afghanistan. On August 16, they announced that they would change their routes.
Aeroflot reported that two passenger routes pass over Afghanistan – from Moscow to Bangkok and to Delhi. The cancellation of flights to the capital of India has not yet been reported.