“On February 3, 2020, out of 11 Russian airlines that previously operated flights to China, five airlines continue to operate flights: Aeroflot, Ural Airlines, Sibir, AI FLAY and IrAero,” the press release said. service.

At the same time, AI FLY and Sibir airlines decided to suspend flights to China from February 4.

Earlier, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova admitted that the implementation of charter flights from China could be suspended from February 14. At the same time, according to her, there are no grounds for a complete cessation of air traffic with China.

S7 Airlines also announced the termination of flights to the cities of mainland China and Hong Kong from February 4 to March 28, 2020.

The newspaper Izvestia wrote that, according to experts, an outbreak of coronavirus in China could lead to a reduction in trade between Russia and China by 2-4%.