Russia's Ministry of Transport could banish Austrian Airlines from its airspace on Jan. 31 owing to a dispute over the carrier's nationality, with Russian authorities arguing that based on current bilateral agreements with Austria, OS no longer is considered a domestic airline following its acquisition by Lufthansa in September. "This is no surprise. But this is not only about Austria. This also affects Switzerland and the UK," IATA DG and CEO Giovanni Bisignani told ATWOnline at this week's ...

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