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Published: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 1:35:03 AM
Updated: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 1:36:44 AM

Russia's Transaero says it will avoid Ukrainian airspace

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian airline Transaero said on Thursday it would avoid using Ukrainian airspace following the crash of a passenger airliner in eastern Ukraine.

"The airline Transaero decided to carry out all flights from this moment through third countries, avoiding the airspace of Ukraine," the company said in a statement, adding that flights had already been avoiding eastern Ukrainian territories.

(Reporting by Gleb Stolyarov, Writing by Thomas Grove, Editing by Timothy Heritage)

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