“Due to the escalation of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the Risk Management Center of Ukraine International Airlines has decided to temporarily cancel flights to Yerevan. The need for a precautionary measure is due to the imposition of martial law and mobilization in Armenia,” reads the statement on UIA’s website.
"Within the company we assessed all possible risks and decided that it is impossible to operate flights to Yerevan till the time our further actions will be explained by the aviation authorities of Ukraine and the official position of Baku and Yerevan to ensure the security of the airspace in the sky over Azerbaijan and Armenia," noted Eugene Dykhne, CEO UIA.
The next UIA flight to Yerevan was scheduled for September 28, at UTC 5:00 p.m.
UIA flights to Baku should be operated from October, 4, 2020. The decision to operate the flights will be made taking into account the updated information.
As reported, Armenia and Azerbaijan started fighting on the border and accused each other of escalating violence in Nagorno-Karabakh region.
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