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Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation *News Feed* Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:52 am

On top of the ongoing threads with respect to the Civila Aviation related topics about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, a dedicated thread which will be for news and a reference guide will take place below. This thread is for easy reference to the latest Civil Aviation related news without getting lost in the ongoing other threads.

Please add below any news that arises with respect to Civil Aviation only. Please ensure that you add links to any news. Links without sources will be deleted.

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 11:20 am

Some good news. Satellite images show Kyiv's international airport undamaged
https://edition.cnn.com/europe/live-news/ukraine-russia-news-02-25-22/h_81e1f0c0d68adb6ab45a7aa8ad936e72
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:12 pm

Latvia to shut its airspace to Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/spectatorindex/stat ... 25539?s=21

Estonia also shuts airspace for Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/14 ... 64485?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:13 pm

Air Baltic suspends flights to Russia till 26 March 22

https://twitter.com/airbaltic/status/14 ... 17186?s=21
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:36 pm

Poland, Bulgaria and Czech republic have banned and are banned in retaliation.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/ ... in-capital
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:43 pm

Romania follows suit and closes its airspace to Russian aircraft.

https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1497549538328027137

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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 12:55 pm

Just a reminder that all News and Reference Threads are like news feeds — there is no discussion in this thread. Discussion posts will be deleted.

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Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:06 pm

Just for reference as the other thread was locked:
The UK closed its airspace to Russian airlines effective 12:01 AM Friday, 25.02., and Russia responded in kind.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-60505417
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:09 pm

Lithuania to close airspace to Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/14 ... 80545?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:21 pm

Slovenia to close airspace to all Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/14 ... 41794?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:27 pm

Russia bans airlines from Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Poland from flying in its airspace

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/14 ... 43333?s=21
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:32 pm

All Baltic states did close their air space to Russian planes https://www.err.ee/1608513500/balti-rii ... ennukitele
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 3:44 pm

BBC article about the extended routes being taken, 75 mins extra to Hungary

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60539303
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 5:12 pm

Two KLM flights on their way from Amsterdam towards Russia divert back to AMS due to sanctions. https://nltimes.nl/2022/02/26/klm-rever ... petersburg
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:47 pm

DLH 716 to HND turned around above Estonia and is heading back to FRA.

BOX594 to NRT is also turning around above Vologda FIR heading back!

Source FR24

First sign of Russia closing its airspace to German carriers?
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:57 pm

DLH 718 from MUC to ICN is also turning around and heading back to MUC above Kostroma now.

Source FR24
 
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:12 pm

News just now (less than one minute) announced on German TV, Lufthansa has stopped all flights to and through Russia, all planes in the air will now turn around and fly back in nextt minutes.

So Lufthansa has stopped all flights.

-> so too early for a link.
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:22 pm

KLM (KL) ends code share agreement with Aeroflot (SU) effective immediately, after being hesitant to do so earlier. https://luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/cate ... t-aeroflot (Source in Dutch)
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:35 pm

KLM (KL) also stop flights over Russian Airspace.

https://www.upinthesky.nl/2022/02/26/ka ... n-vliegen/ (source in Dutch)

Impacts flights to/from NRT, KIX and ICN with cancellations for today (and maybe also in the next few days)
 
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Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:42 pm

German state TV, citing government sources: EU-wide ban for all Russian aircraft imminent, Lufthansa turning around flights mid-air expecting retaliation by Russia:
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Thread on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthiasDeiss/statu ... SjRn6p9BpA (
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 9:47 pm

When does the airspace ban for countries such as Latvia, Estonia etc come in to effect? I still see many Russian airlines flying through. EU needs to shut all airspace tonight.
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:14 pm

Germany appears to have succumbed

“[Transport] minister [Volker Wissing] supports the blocking of German airspace for Russian aircraft and has ordered everything to be prepared for this,” the ministry said.


https://twitter.com/BMDV_bund/status/14 ... in-capital
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sat Feb 26, 2022 10:43 pm

Sweden and Finland closed their air space for the Chairman of the Russian parliament. Rossiya’s IL-96 en route from Havana to Moscow had to make a detour via northern Norway. Onboard was Vyacheslav Volodin, the controversial Chairman of the Russian parliament.

https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/2022/ ... rway-route
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:39 am

Looks like the entire EU is closing its airspace to Russia.

https://airwaysmag.com/industry/eu-clos ... -aircraft/
 
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Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:29 am

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Those who want to discuss certain things mentioned please copy link and discuss in following thread

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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 6:09 am

Qantas rerouting LHR flights through the Middle East and Southern Europe instead of through Russia, effective as of QF2 today, will add about an hour’s flying time

https://www.qantasnewsroom.com.au/qanta ... ight-path/
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 7:07 am

The world's only An-225 was reportedly destroyed on the ground at Hostomel airport
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/199 ... l-airport/

"Unconfirmed reports the world’s only AN-225 has been destroyed following hostilities at Hostomel airport. The aircraft was situated at the airport at the time of the attack. There are other Antonov aircraft also located there."
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 8:03 am

KLM drops Aeroflot codeshare on al it's flights and suspended flying over Russia

https://www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl/nieuws/ ... /airlines/

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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 9:23 am

An Air France Triple 7 is flying from Seoul to Vancouver at the moment, with a 4-digit number which, is rarely used on long-haul flights. https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR6700/2af50614

I don't know if it's linked to the fact that the airline no longer wants to fly over Russia and therefore goes through Canada.

I make this remark because in the 70s-80s Korean Air flights to and from Paris stopped in Anchorage, I suppose to avoid flying over the USSR. This did not prevent 2 of their planes from being shot down by Soviet missiles.


Or it's just an AF cargo flight

There are currently 2 AF flights over Russia : https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR275/2af47ee1 & https://www.flightradar24.com/AFR291/2af4b583
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:01 am

Denmark to close airspace to Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/14 ... 52480?s=21

Ireland to also close their airspace

https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/1 ... 20833?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:03 am

Austrian Airlines to avoid Russian airspace for the next 7 days

https://twitter.com/_austrian/status/14 ... 51970?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:23 am

German airspace is also closed to Russian aircraft as of 3 pm today until further notice (Radio News)
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:26 am

Iceland will also close their airspace to Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/thordiskolbrun/stat ... 53313?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:29 am

Finland closing too

Finland is preparing to close airspace from Russian air traffic


https://twitter.com/TimoHarakka/status/ ... ystem-live
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 10:42 am

Belgium also closing their airspace to Russian aircraft

https://twitter.com/alexinair/status/14 ... 52965?s=21
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:51 am

Dutch airspace closed.
Source NOS news
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:56 am

Italian airspace closed as well.

Source: https://www.corriere.it/cronache/22_feb ... 4386.shtml (in Italian)
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:10 pm

Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Denmark closes their airspace. With these closures, Russia is effectively boxed in and cannot operate any flights (private or commercial) to points west.

One assumes that the closure of Danish airspace will also include Greenland; Greenland has partial independence, but foreign policy is still handled by Denmark.

https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/seneste/itali ... ssiske-fly
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:11 pm

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFL2300/2af56920
Aeroflot SU2300, Moscov to Franfurt, is now just turning around and seems flying back to Moscov or Petersburg.
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:17 pm

https://fr24.com/SVR1897/2af56cef
SVR1897 turning around also
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 12:23 pm

https://fr24.com/SDM6603/2af53c93
SDM6603 St. Petersburg - Vienna turned around at Malmö and is almost back at St. Petersburg.
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:44 pm

https://www.flightradar24.com/AFL2458/2af57d9a

Aeroflot SU2458, Moscow to Paris CDG is now turning around near Stockholm
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:50 pm

A link in English on the airspace ban.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60539303

Several more EU countries have now joined the action to close airspace to Russian flights:

Germany is imposing a three-month ban from 15:00 (14:00 GMT) on Sunday
Italy will close its airspace to Russian aircraft, the prime minister's office said
Finland, which shares an 800 mile (1,300km) border with Russia, "is preparing to close its airspace to Russian air traffic," Transport Minister Timo Harakka wrote on Twitter
Belgium's Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said European skies were "open for those who connect people, not for those who seek to brutally aggress", and France and the Netherlands will also close their airspace from Sunday evening
Denmark's foreign minister Jeppe Kofod said on Twitter that his country would close its airspace and push for an EU-wide ban
Ireland and Austria have thrown their weight behind an EU-wide ban.


Please look at the map in the link on the airspace ban coverage. The EU wide ban would be even more effective.

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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 1:58 pm

A link adding Sweden Iceland to the airspace ban:
https://news.yahoo.com/finland-shut-dow ... 11452.html

If the EU ban goes into place, this will be far more significant.
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:09 pm

fcogafa wrote:
Finland closing too

Finland is preparing to close airspace from Russian air traffic


https://twitter.com/TimoHarakka/status/ ... ystem-live


Two Air Bridge Cargo flights were denied entry into Finnish airspace and diverted to Moscow or at least that is what is claimed by "Airlive.net" on twitter

https://twitter.com/airlivenet/status/1 ... 5280369678
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:14 pm

SU124 seems to continue their way to JFK, now flying over Finland, and soon over Sweden and Norway. Which way they can take to avoid Greenland/Denmark?
https://www.flightradar24.com/AFL124/2af5912d
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:33 pm

Canadian air space closed to Russian aircraft operators.

https://twitter.com/OmarAlghabra/status ... EquEh7IqLw
 
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Re: Russian Invasion of Ukraine - Civil Aviation related News and Reference Thread

Sun Feb 27, 2022 2:38 pm

VI5941/VDA5941 Volga-Dnepr Airlines AN124, flying BGI - MRS is not going to MRS anymore.

I wonder how much fuel do they still have??!

https://www.flightradar24.com/VDA5941/2af4f573
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