Last night, several major Russian media reported that China allegedly closed its airspace to Boeing and Airbus aircraft of Russian airlines. As reported in the Russian media, this was reported by the RBC newspaper, citing sources close to the structures of air carriers.
According to Russian media, the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) notified the Russian company Aviastar-TU of the relevant decision, because the Boeing and Airbus aircraft of Russian airlines “no longer comply with ICAO / IATA requirements”, and “there are no permits to use air corridors” .
As reported in the Russian media, the Chinese authorities made a request to Russian carriers to confirm their removal from registration abroad, the Russian side could not provide this information. Accordingly, the sources continued, according to international law, the Chinese aviation authorities were forced to refuse flights to China for Boeing and Airbus of Russian airlines.
However, it was not possible to find confirmation of this information in official sources in China, on the website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) today it was not possible to find information that confirms the above information of the Russian media, although the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) regularly reports those flights to China from around the world that are being suspended or cancelled.
If you look closely, the major Russian media base their information and provide a screen of a letter from Global link logistics CO.LTD, that is, the major Russian media base their information on a message not from a state body of the PRC, but on a message from an ordinary commercial company that does not have the authority on the establishment of restrictions on flights, a source from Global link logistics CO.LTD cannot be considered official for such high-profile statements. An official message from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) is required to ban flights, but major Russian media do not provide screenshots of official messages from the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC).
But now, on May 28, 2022, the website of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) no longer has information about the schedule of Moscow-Guangzhou-Moscow flights, although yesterday these flights were on the schedule, and today when trying to search for Moscow-Guangzhou-Moscow flights, it displays message: "没有您想查询的数据！(The data you want to query was not found!)" (see screenshot):
And the preliminary schedule of flights on the routes Moscow-Shanghai-Moscow (Aeroflot company) and Moscow-Beijing-Moscow (Chinese airline) remains the same as of May 28, 2022, although a message appears about the preliminary nature of this schedule and the possibility of canceling flights in this schedule in connection with the work of the airline or other reasons (see screenshots):