Several major airlines refuse refunding for cancelled flights
According to turizm.ru website, 71 airlines suspended refund for tickets.
The airlines offer customers travel vouchers valid for one year up to 760 days instead of cash. The special money accounting system provides using the amount paid for a ticket to purchase another ticket in the future.
The list of the airlines includes Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Turkish Airlines, TAP Portugal, Emirates Airlines and EL AL Israel Airlines.
Ethiad Airways, Thai Airways, Czech Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Croatia Airlines, SAS are also involved in the list. KLM and Air France suspended refund for canceled flights worldwide apart from South Korea, China and Israel.
Russian airlines such as Aeroflot, S7 Airlines and Nordwind Airlines suspended refund for their tickets as well.
Airlines in Kazakhstan are not in the list. However, some Kazakh tour operators also plan to introduce systems of certificates and vouchers. They offer tourists to choose a different date of the tour and use a certificate instead of giving their money back. The process is still being developed.