Resentment in Berlin, financial losses for Lufthansa: Russia's withdrawal of flyover rights for Lufthansa Cargo is causing havoc. Germany's government is working as fast as possible to find a solution -- and not saying anything about what provoked the problem.
Lufthansa Cargo was shocked by the announcement: Since Sunday midnight, Lufthansa's cargo planes have been banned from entering Russian airspace. "We heard about the ban at the very last minute," said a Lufthansa Cargo spokesman. "This means enormous financial losses for us. Flights to Japan, China, South Korea and Singapore have to be re-directed. Normally they would go via Astana in Kazakhstan and Tashkent in Uzbekistan."
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