Frankfurt-Germany’s Lufthansa group has suspended flights to Ukraine’s Kiev and Odessa, a spokesman said on Saturday amid growing concerns about a possible Russian invasion.
The company, which owns German flagship carriers Eurowings, Switzerland, Brussels and Austrian Airlines, will make its last flight to these cities over the weekend and will suspend flights from Monday to the end of the month, a spokeswoman said.
A spokesman said he would continue to fly to the city of Lviv in western Ukraine, where some countries had relocated their embassies. Lufthansa is constantly monitoring the situation and at a later date he will decide on more flights.
Lufthansa is following several other European airlines that have already canceled services to and from Ukraine.
Early on Saturday, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs told its people to leave the country.
By Hans Seidenstuecker