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Air travel no longer possible between Russia & the EU

Date

28 Feb 2022

Sections

Security

UPDATE (15:00/ 28 February 2022)

As a response to the ban of European states on the operation of flights of civil aircraft operated by Russian air carriers and/or registered in Russia, a restriction was introduced by Russia on the operation of flights by air carriers of 36 states. 

The restrictions will affect the air carriers of the following countries: Austria, Albania, Anguilla, Belgium, Bulgaria, British Virgin Islands, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Denmark (+ Greenland, Faroe Islands, Territorial Sea), Jersey, Ireland, Iceland , Spain, Italy, Canada, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Estonia.

The European Business Aviation, at this point in time, calls EBAA members to be very cautious when planning their flight ops. Given the rapidly developing situation regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, EBAA recommends operators stay in regular contact with their national authority and insurance brokers to ensure their operations are carried out safely, and in accordance with the regulations in effect.

In case EBAA members have any questions regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and its impact on flight operations, they can get in contact with EBAA at rkok@ebaa.org.

Original article

In a press statement by the European President von der Leyen on further measures to respond to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU further strengthened sanctions against the Russian regime. This entails the closure of the EU airspace to Russian aircraft, meaning they will no longer be able to land in, take off or overfly the territory of the EU.

This will apply to any plane owned, chartered or otherwise controlled by a Russian legal or natural person,” Said EU Commission President von der Leyen.

The European Business Aviation Association continues to monitor the situation as it develops, to be able to provide members with factual, accurate updates to changes in aviation regulations.

In case EBAA members have any questions regarding the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, and its impact on flight operations, they can get in contact with EBAA at rkok@ebaa.org.

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