Some 2 months after Russia invaded Ukraine, Russian state-owned carrier Aeroflot has been temporarily suspended from the SkyTeam Alliance.
That means for example you wouldn’t be able use Delta miles to book travel on Aeroflot and Aeroflot elites wouldn’t get benefits when flying on Delta.
Most of Aeroflot’s fleet is owned by foreign leasing companies, but the airline has refused to return the planes and has stopped flying them internationally in order to avoid having them repossessed.
This comes after privately owned Russian carrier S7 was suspended from the OneWorld alliance last week.
The only question is why did these suspensions take so long?