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Spanish low-cost airline Vueling cancels Feb flights to Ukraine – Metro US

Spanish low-cost airline Vueling cancels Feb flights to Ukraine

People queue in front of Vueling customer support desk at
People queue in front of Vueling customer support desk at Barcelona-El Prat Airport

MADRID (Reuters) – Vueling, IAG’s Spanish low-cost airline, has cancelled direct flights to and from Ukraine´s capital Kyiv in February, a spokesperson for the Barcelona-based carrier said on Thursday.

Vueling cancelled the eight direct flights from Paris Orly airport to and from Boryspil International Airport near Kyiv it had scheduled by the end of this month as tensions continue between Russia and Ukraine.

“We are in constant contact with the authorities and we take action based on what they tell us,” the spokesperson added.

Vueling is following several other European airlines which have already cancelled services to and from Ukraine on concerns about a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine, something Moscow has repeatedly denied contemplating.

Vueling is the only Spanish airline that operates a direct route to the Ukrainian capital from Paris.

IAG’s other airlines, which include British Airways and Iberia, do not fly to the country.

(Reporting by Christina Thykjaer, editing by Inti Landauro and Jason Neely)

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