Belarusian nationwide airline banned from flying to Finland
Finland is revoking permission to fly the Belarusian Belavia into the country.
- Finland bans the airline Belavia from its airspace
- The permit for flights to Finland by the state-owned Belarusian Belavia has been revoked
- These measures followed the hijacking of the Ryanair passenger plane by Belarus on May 23
The Finnish Transport and Communications Agency (Traficom) announced today that it has withdrawn the Belarusian airline Belavia’s approval for flights to Finland.
“Traficom has withdrawn the authorization for flights to Finland operated by the Belarusian state-owned company Belavia,” said the regulator.
According to the Finnish regulator, such a decision was made on the basis of Traficom’s assessment that “Belarus cannot support air traffic and passenger safety [air] Place”.
At the European Union summit held on Monday, the ban on flights by Belarusian airlines to EU airports and over EU airspace was announced and all European airlines were advised not to operate in Belarusian airspace. These measures followed the hijacking of the Ryanair passenger plane by Belarus on May 23.