U.S. shipper UPS stops over Russia

On January 16, 2013, cars in central Warsaw will display the United Parcel Service (UPS) logo. (KacperPempel / Reuters)

Washington — US-based United Parcel Service said Tuesday that it had stopped flying over Russia as the White House continued to discuss whether to close US airspace to Russia.

A UPS spokesman said the company “is implementing an emergency response plan to continue to serve its customers without flying in restricted areas.” This includes not flying Russia over the sky. Both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines said Monday that they had stopped flying over Russia.