Banned From UK Airspace?

Sat Mar 18, 2000 1:56 pm

Does anybody know what airlines (if any) are banned from entering UK airspace for safety or political reasons?

RE: Banned From UK Airspace?

Sat Mar 18, 2000 4:30 pm

Ariana Afghan is not allowed to fly into the UK (unless they are hijacked) due to the UK government not recognising the Talib`n government in Kabul.

Jamahiriya Libyan Arab Airlines was banned (at least I think they are now allowed to fly back to the UK) due to the Libyan's refusing to hand over the PA103 bombing suspects.

I am sure there are more, just can't remember what they are at this time.

RE: Banned From UK Airspace?

Sun Mar 19, 2000 3:45 am

I think Korean Air was banned after the stansted plane crash.
Ukraine International Airlines, I think is banned but I dont know why.
That is all I can think of.
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RE: Banned From UK Airspace?

Sun Mar 19, 2000 6:28 am

I'm pretty sure Libyan Arab were banned in 1985 or 1986, not because of Lockerbie (which happened in 1988), but because of the shooting of a policewoman outside the Libyan Embassy in London in 1984. Also, in the mid - eighties, Libya was deemed by the USA and Britain to be supporting world terrorism and was generally considered a poltical pariah. The Anti-Libyan atitude even crept into the film "Back to the Future"!


Sun Mar 19, 2000 6:40 am

You are absolutely right (I think). I know that diplomatic relations between the UK and Libya were broken off due to the incidenct you mentioned, but I am not sure whether flights between the two countries were banned as well. The reason I say this, is due to a recent case where the UK broke off diplomatic relations with Nigeria but flights between the two countries continued. Although it would be a safe bet to assume that what ya have said is in fact correct.

P.S. The US has always regarded Libya as a terrorist nati`n ever since Gaddafi ousted the US-backed Libyan 'king' years before the Pan Am bombing.

P.P.S. Ever get the chance, give Gaddafi's "Green Book" a read...quite interesting.

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Ukfly ... UIA Not Banned

Sun Mar 19, 2000 11:04 pm

I just checked out Ukraine International's new website
and London is still on the summer timetable, so I guess, they are not banned.....
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Mon Mar 20, 2000 3:24 am

sorry, My mistake.
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Mon Mar 20, 2000 3:36 am

Hi there!

How comes that the Green Book is known in Australia???? it is hardly available in the arab region.

Have read only some pages years ago.... :-)



Mon Mar 20, 2000 3:47 am

Gday Amir

I actually read it online

I think you may be able to order it from there also.



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RE: Banned From UK Airspace?

Mon Mar 20, 2000 12:34 pm

Interesting. Read the Green Book as part of my course on the Mid East. I think it is ban in Arab States as it makes no mention of Islam any where in his book. Anyway, I think Libyan airlines have restarted their flights to London as ties between the UK and Libya has normalised now. (They exchanged ambassadors earlier in the year)

Hope this helps.

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