Greece | Aviation directive prohibiting flights over Ukraine
Defence Redefined
Published on 25/02/2022 at 12:12

The Civil Aviation Authority of Greece has issued a directive prohibiting civilian aircraft from entering Ukrainian airspace, while due to danger it is recommended to avoid crossing the airspace at the Ukrainian-Russian border.

This was preceded by a briefing by the European Aviation Safety Agency due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The NOTAM of the Greek authority is valid for three months until May 24.

Earlier on Thursday morning, an Aegean flight from Athens to Moscow was forced to return, shortly before entering Russian airspace. According to the company, an order was given by the operational center due to risk in the area.

Additional NOTAM for Moldova and Belarus

In particular, the new supplementary notam provides as follows:

All civilian aircraft are prohibited from entering the airspace (FIR) of Moldova and Belarus due to the high risk of ongoing military activity in the wider region.

It is recalled that there is a ban on civil aircraft flights in Ukraine and a recommendation to avoid flights in the airspace (FIR) on the border between Ukraine and Russia.

Like the previous aviation directive, the new one lasts for three months and is valid from yesterday, Thursday, February 24, 2022, until Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Also read: Eastern Ukraine | Continuous violations of the fragile ceasefire




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