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NYT: US Airlines Calls on Authorities to Ban Competitors from Crossing Russia

Airlines companies UNITED STATES, which cannot fly over Russian territory, wanted to ban such flights to foreign competitors, as requested by the White House and Congress. The newspaper reports The New York Times.

Thus, due to the loss of the polar routes, the American companies modified their transpacific flight plans, reduced the number of passengers and cargo, and also postponed the launch of more than ten routes planned in BombayTokyo, Seoul and other cities. As a result, US carriers suffer losses because foreign competitors who can fly through Russiatransport passengers more quickly and at lower cost.

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