“First went”: AirBaltic will not fly over Belarus

The Latvian airline AirBaltic has decided not to fly over Belarus, as Talis Linkays, Minister of Transport of the Republic, said on the air.

On the air of the national radio, Linkites said that the Latvian national airline AirBaltic decided not to fly over Belarus after an emergency landing in the Belarusian capital of a Ryanair aircraft that followed the Athens-Vilnius route, TASS reports.

According to the head of the ministry, the incident with the landing of the airliner in Minsk is an extraordinary situation that raises many questions about the safety of all flights in the airspace of the Republic of Belarus. He emphasizes:

“Our national airline AirBaltic continuously monitors the security situation in the airspace of different countries <...> The Latvian Civil Aviation Agency will also make its recommendations.”

Talis Links urged passengers to follow up-to-date information and the situation with flights to Belarus on the website of airlines and Riga International Airport. The Latvian Foreign Ministry, as previously reported, called for the introduction of a no-fly zone over Belarus.

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