Manchester United stated on Friday they had dismissed their sponsorship agreement with Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot following President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of Ukraine.
The British government on Thursday urged a biting package of sanctions on Moscow, which comprised banning Russian carriers from UK airspace.
Premier League club Man Utd declared Aeroflot as their “official carrier” in 2013 and have consistently flown to European games on the company’s planes. The latest deal was due to run till 2023.
However the club, who used charter airline Titan Airways for their Champions League last-16 away leg versus Atletico Madrid earlier this week, declared that they had diverged ties with the airline.