The tails of Air France Skyteam and Alitalia aircraft are seen on the tarmac of Charles de Gaulles International Airport in Roissy.
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European airlines are confronting possible disruptions in service to northern Asia as Russia mulls curbing flights across Siberia to retaliate for sanctions imposed because of the Ukraine crisis.The threat was disclosed Tuesday in a report by business newspaper Vedomosti, which cited people familiar with the matter as saying that Russia may limit or ban trans-Siberian flights by European Union carriers.The statement didn't specify what the steps might be, and the Transportation Ministry and Aeroflot declined to comment on the Vedomosti report – leaving carriers to wonder whether the increasing tension between Russia and the EU over Ukraine would ensnare the airline industry.Russian flights that cross EU airspace outnumber European carriers' trips over Siberia, he said.The spillover effect from any Russian sanctions on EU airlines may reach Asian carriers, too, because of agreements between the companies that let them book travelers on one another's flights.
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