Airspace Ban Imposed on Belarus Leads to Higher CO2 Emissions

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.

Henri Coanda International Airport of Bucharest certification renewed under ACI Europe Airport Carbon Accreditation

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.

Lufthansa renounces flying over Ukraine in favour of Romania after Malaysian airliner crash

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 website reports.

Eurocontrol Suspends Flights To And Above Crimea

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.