For Ukrainians seeking to fly to Russia, Riga and airBaltic are expected to displace Minsk and Belavia.

 “The added inconvenience of flying via the Baltic region or alternative connecting hubs will likely result in a further reduction in people traveling between Ukraine and Russia,” Peter Dickinson writes in an Atlantic Council Ukraine Alert.

The US Federal Aviation Administration has warned US airlines Saturday to

 “exercise extreme caution when flying into, out of, within, or over” the Ukraine-Russia border airspace. Citing “potential safety-of-flight risks associated with escalating regional tensions” the warning covers the area between Kyiv and Rostov-on-Don, Russia.