Two major European airlines flying to Russia have now received approval to fly to the country while bypassing Belarusian airspace. Airlines, including Air France and Lufthansa, faced canceled flights and the potential for knock-on effects for other flights going through Russian airspace.
Air France and Lufthansa can resume flights
A report in Reuters states that European giants Air France and Lufthansa have received approval from Russia to route flights to the country while avoiding Belarusian airspace. Air France, in particular, faced denials operating to the country, leading to flight cancellations.
Air France has resumed flights to Moscow, starting with a Boeing 787-operate flight from Paris. Lufthansa is also flying again to Moscow, rerouting to avoid Belarusian airspace.