State consumer market watchdog Rospotrebnadzor earlier recommended for Russians to refrain from visiting these countries against the background of the coronavirus spread in Italy, Iran and the Republic of Korea.
“We take note of applications of passengers for the return of tickets to these destinations but the actual number of refusals can only be determined according to the actual load,” Aeroflot said in a comment.
Earlier this month, Aeroflot said it had made temporary changes to its flight schedule to destinations in mainland China and Hong Kong until March 28 due to “a decrease in demand”.
The Russian carrier suspended one of its daily flights between Moscow and Beijing, and one of its daily flights between Moscow and Shanghai until March 28. The other daily flights to the two Chinese cities will continue to operate.
The airline has lowered the number of flights on its Moscow-Guangzhou service until March 28. Flights between Moscow and Guangzhou will only fly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.