Future Travel Experience

Future Travel Experience is closely following the news about Russia’s devastating attack on Ukraine. Just as the aviation industry was slowly getting back on its feet following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, air travel is set to be disrupted again.

To give a sense of the impact of the current events, data and analytics company Cirium has highlighted that prior to Russia’s invasion, average daily number of aircraft passing through Russian-controlled airspace in February was 3,203. According to consulting firm IBA Consultants, Russia accounted for 6% of airline capacity in 2021.

Today, Russia has closed its airspace to 36 countries, including all 27 members of the EU, leading to a 42% drop in flights to/from Europe flying over Russian airspace. The airspace over Ukraine is also empty.

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