Pegasus Airlines Cancels Russian Flights

January 5, 2016

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Turkish budget carrier Pegasus Airlines has suspended flights to and from Russia until January 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 Syria.

A spokesman for state-run carrier Turkish Airlines told Reuters news agency it has obtained visas for crew and its flights to Russia have not not been affected.

(Reuters)