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Diverted Indian jet lands in middle of Russia airspace dispute

Posted on AllSides June 7th, 2023
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The diversion of a U.S.-built Air India jetliner to Russia with engine problems has thrust industry tensions surrounding Russian airspace into the spotlight - just a day after the head of a major American carrier predicted an almost identical scenario.

A global industry meeting ended on Tuesday with carriers at odds over the use of Russia as a pivotal crossing point in the global air transport network, with United Airlines (UAL.O) citing trade concerns but India's flag carrier defending it.

A Russian ban on some foreign carriers using its airspace, in retaliation...

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