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Turkey's Pegasus Airlines cancels Russian flights after failing to obtain visas
January 5, 2016 / 12:02 PM / 2 years ago

Turkey's Pegasus Airlines cancels Russian flights after failing to obtain visas

ISTANBUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Pegasus Airlines, a Turkish budget carrier, said on Tuesday it has suspended flights to and from Russia until Jan. 13 after authorities there failed to give its crew members visas.

Russia has instituted a number of sanctions against Turkish companies and individuals after the Turkish military shot down a Russian jet in November it said had breached its airspace while on a bombing campaign in neighbouring Syria.

A spokesman for state-run carrier Turkish Airlines told Reuters it has obtained visas for crew and its flights to Russia have not not been affected. (Reporting by Ayla Jean Yackley and Ceyda Caglayan; Editing by Ece Toksabay)

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