UPS Stops Flying Cargo Planes Over Russia


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UPS Stops Flying Cargo Planes Over Russia - Wall Street Journal​

Some American cargo airlines have stopped flying over Russia, even though they haven’t been banned from its airspace in the wake of U.S. sanctions introduced last week.

United Parcel Service Inc. is among those air carriers taking longer, alternative routings on flights to and from the U.S. and Asia, adding flight time and higher fuel costs to the already stretched global supply chain.

U.S. cargo carriers such as UPS, FedEx Corp., Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. and Kalitta Air LLC regularly flew over Russia before the invasion of Ukraine and continued for several days after. They have been almost absent since the U.S. banned Russian aircraft from its airspace on March 2.

FedEx, UPS and other cargo carriers including the DHL unit of Deutsche Post AG had already suspended delivery services to and from Russia.