After the fall of the Malaysian Boeing 777 not far from Donetsk Russian and foreign airlines report their decision to stop flights over the territory of Ukraine.Meanwhile, the media are trying to find out whether the country’s airspace closed before the crash.
The largest Russian airline “Aeroflot” stopped flights over Ukraine. “Aeroflot makes flights over its territory of Ukraine”, – said the airline’s Twitter . Also, the airline “Transaero” will fulfill all its flights to third countries, bypassing Ukraine airspace. This is stated in the official statement of the carrier received by Itar-Tass.
Kazakh airline “Air Astana”, the largest airline of the Republic, suspends execution of flights from Almaty to Kiev, reports RIA “Novosti” .
In addition, the German Lufthansa, Air France and the French Turkish Turkish Airlines to ensure safety stop operation of flights in the airspace of Ukraine, reports Reuters.
Also British airline British Airways (BA) does not carry out flights through the airspace of eastern Ukraine, the question on flights to Kiev study, told RIA Novosti press-service of the company.
Meanwhile, a source in the Federal Air Transport Agency told Itar-Tass that the NSDC three days ago, has decided to close the airspace over the territory of the so-called ATU for aircraft operations.
At the same time, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), whose headquarters are located in Montreal, Canada, said , “Nezavisimaya Gazeta” that airspace, where there was a crashed passenger plane in Ukraine, there were no restrictions on flights. “Based on currently available information, in airspace where the aircraft was, limits are not” – said in a statement IATA.
Currently the order of pan-European organization management controllers Eurocontrol airspace of Ukraine closed to flights by civil aircraft, ITAR-TASS reported. This was stated by Director Luc Titgat structure.
Passenger Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 fell on the territory of Ukraine 60 kilometers from the Russian border. All passengers (280) and crew (15 people) are likely to have died. In Kiev believe that the plane was shot down “terrorists”.Separatists Eastern Ukraine claim that passenger aircraft downed Ukrainian Air Force, and denied any involvement in the collapse of the liner.