Aeroflot halts in-flight media streaming after foreign providers withdraw

Aeroflot, Russia’s Flagship Airline said on Thursday that it no longer offers in-flight movie, TV and music streaming to passengers following Western sanctions and corporate withdrawals following the Kremlin’s military incursion into Ukraine.

In a statement on its official Telegram channel, Aeroflot said foreign companies had stopped providing streaming services to the airline.

Aeroflot said the disruption was “temporary” and encouraged passengers to do “digital detox”, “take a nap” or “read a book” during flights.

The company also added that it was “working on a nationwide solution.”

The Russian airline industry, including Aeroflot, was one of the first to be hit by the economic fallout and Western sanctions from the war in Ukraine.

Aeroflot was forced to suspend all overseas flights after the European Union and the United Kingdom banned Russian airlines from their airspace.

And Western sanctions have banned the sale of aircraft parts and technology to Russia.

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