MOSCOW, July 23 (RIA Novosti)
Russian flagship airline Aeroflot will cancel service to Damascus on August 6 due to business reasons, an Aeroflot official said on Monday.
"Yes, we will close this route because of commercial reasons," the official told Prime news agency, adding that flights to the Syrian capital were unprofitable.
The United Nations, quoting Syrian rights activists, says some 16,000 people have died in Syria since the start of the now almost 18-month revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Aeroflot and Syrian Air provide direct flights between Moscow and Damascus, but starting from August passengers will have to use other airlines and make one or two layovers to reach the Syrian capital from Moscow.
Add to blog
You may place this material on your blog by copying the link.
Image Galleries: Yury Gagarin: A down-to-earth person
Infographics: The Linguistic Diversity of the Planet
Ukraine has not preserved its 1991 borders. The signing of the Geneva memorandum on April 17 reaffirmed the willingness of Russia, the United States and EU countries to reach a compromise. While the sides continue to trade tough talk and symbolic sanctions, the Kremlin and the White House are also holding a parallel dialogue on the coordinated geopolitical revision of Eastern Europe.