SriLankan suspends flight operations with Moscow


Sri Lanka’s national carrier SriLankan Airlines suspended flight operations with the Russian capital Moscow effective from today (28).

It maintained two weekly flights before the cessation of operations.

The airline said in a statement the decision was taken due to operational restrictions that are outside of its control.

“The restrictions are in the form of international financial and aircraft insurance limits which have been imposed on Russia due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war, and directly impact SriLankan Airlines’ flight operations to Russia. Accordingly, SriLankan Airlines will cease operations to Moscow until further notice,” it said.

SriLankan expressed regret for any inconvenience caused to customers by this decision taken on account of a ‘force majeure’ situation.

The airline added that it will continue to monitor the situation in Russia, and hoped to restart operations once conditions improve.