LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) – Britain said on Thursday it was introducing new sanctions against the Russian airline sector to prevent state-owned Aeroflot, Ural Airlines and Rossiya Airlines from selling their unused landing slots at British airports.
“We´ve already closed our airspace to Russian airlines. Today we´re making sure they can´t cash in their lucrative landing slots at our airports,” British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said in a statement.
The British government said it estimated the landing slots were worth 50 million pounds ($61.9 million).($1 = 0.8079 pounds) (Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and slot777 Muvija M; editing by Michael Holden)