Air traffic control
The airspace over Geneva during the summit of Russian and U.S. leaders, scheduled for 16 June, may be closed for civil aviation, the spokesman for the Swiss Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport said on Tuesday as Switzerland is preparing to monitor the airspace, Swiss media report.
Detours taken by airlines to avoid entering Belarusian airspace following the forced landing of a Ryanair jet are responsible for around an extra 250,000 kg of CO2 emissions per day, air traffic management estimates show.
On average, EU and UK carriers must fly 40 nautical miles more to adhere to EU sanctions against Belarus, with most re-routing through the Baltic states.
The European Council has proposed an air traffic ban on Belarus amid outrage over the arrest of opposition journalist Roman Protasevich, after a Ryanair flight he was travelling on was forced to make an emergency landing in Minsk.
The ban will prevent Belarusian airlines from flying in the airspace of the 27 EU member states and prevent them from landing at airports in the EU.
The story begins around November 2004 when radar operator Kevin Day first reported seeing odd & slow-moving objects flying in groups of five to ten
Albanian Minister of Transportation and Energy, Belinda Balluku, on Friday said the situation at Albania's main airport was returning to "normality" after a work stoppage by air traffic controllers over pay brought operations grinding to a halt.
"Starting from 9am today, operations at Rinas airport in Albanian airspace are going back to normality," Balluku wrote on Facebook.
Albania deployed army and police forces at the country's only international airport on Wednesday after protesting air trafficker controllers halted inbound and outbound flights.
The air traffic controllers were not allowed to enter the airport. The prosecution has opened an investigation into allegations of "abuse of duty". Police issued restraining orders for three of them.
The incident happened near allied airspace
Six Turkish planes violated the national airspace
A relevant NOTAM was issued on February 10