“Czech Airlines operating to Ukraine does not interrupt, flights to Kiev will continue to operate according to the valid flight schedule. We are monitoring the situation, in case of deteriorating security situation we are ready to respond adequately,” said Dufková.
According to information from Prague Airport, the carrier canceled flights scheduled for February 18, 21 and 23 against the original plans over the weekend. “The carrier does not state the reasons,” said Prague Airport spokeswoman Klára Divíšková. Even without these connections, however, CSA continues to offer a total of six flights from the Czech Republic to Ukraine in its system during this week, and flights scheduled for the end of February are also on sale.
There have been warnings in the world media in recent days that Ukraine is in danger of actually being cut off from air traffic due to fears of a Russian invasion. The warning was later confirmed by SkyUp, whose route from Madeira to Kiev had to land in Chisinau on Monday night because the aircraft owner had banned the machine from flying into Ukrainian airspace.
On Saturday, the Dutch company KLM canceled flights to Ukraine. German Lufthansa, for example, is considering stopping flights to Ukraine, but the decision has not yet been made, Reuters reported.
The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) issued a warning this weekend before traveling to Ukraine. “If you are in Ukraine, the possibility of leaving the country. MFA citizens who are considering leaving Ukraine by air to do so without delay due to possible restrictions or suspension of airline services,” the statement said.