Lufthansa canceled flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg

Lufthansa has canceled flights from Moscow and St. Petersburg to Frankfurt and vice versa, RIA Novosti reports, citing a representative of the carrier. The flight had to be canceled due to the lack of permission from the air authorities, the company added.

“Today flights from Frankfurt-Petersburg and Frankfurt-Moscow and back have been canceled, this is a one-time case,” the agency’s interlocutor said, linking the cancellation to “non-receipt of permission from the air authorities”.

We are talking about flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg LH1444 / 1445/02 FRA-DME and LH1436 / 1437/02 FRA-LED. Which of the two countries refused permission was not specified in the message.

On the eve of the airline S7 canceled two flights – to Berlin and back – due to the lack of permission from the German authorities. The carrier said it intends to resolve all difficulties in obtaining permits. Flight passengers will be fully refunded for tickets.

Difficulties with permits arose after the European authorities were instructed to fly over Belarus amid the scandal with an emergency landing in Minsk. In particular, Air France has cut the number of flights to Moscow and St. Petersburg because of this.

Details – in the material “Kommersant” “The Frenchman did not reach the Russian capitals.”