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.
Pan-European air traffic control agency Eurocontrol on April 10 warned airlines to exercise caution in the eastern Mediterranean due to the possible launch of air strikes into Syria in next 72 hours.
The National Airports Company of Bucharest (CNAB) has obtained the renewal of the certification of the Henri Coanda International Airport of Bucharest (AIHCB) under the ACI Europe Airport Carbon Accreditation programme, following a specialized audit carried out by international experts, CNAB informed in a release.
Two large European airline companies, Deutsche Lufthansa AG and British Airways, have instructed their planes to avoid Eastern Ukraine airspace, after a Boeing 777 passenger jet of the Malaysian Airlines crashed in Ukrainian territory; the German company requested its planes to fly over Romania instead, the news.malaysia.msn.com website reports.
The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) has suspended all flights to and above Crimea, “until further notice”.
According to ITAR-TASS, the organization explained its decision by the fact that the airspace over Crimea, is no longer controlled by Ukrainian air traffic controllers.