Watch the colossal aviation industry changes amid sanctions against Russia
Following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, international carriers have been forced to cancel flights and take detours due to ongoing airspace concerns. Initially, this was a localized challenge, but it is now evolving on a worldwide scale.
In fact, while the point-to-point business has been severely impacted, larger logistics like refueling are also posing substantial challenges.
Multiple sources state that Russia's aviation industry has slid back three decades, with sanction-fueled destruction bringing the "golden era of global aviation cooperation to a screeching halt". As a result of various countries closing their airspace to Russia, it appears that Russian airlines will have to focus on the domestic market.
In this video from the YouTube channel Wendover Productions, you can learn more about how airlines are struggling, with fuel woes adding pressure to an increasingly tough situation for operators. If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above.