Greece has extended the ban on flights of Russian aircraft due to the war in Ukraine in the national airspace.
Civil Aviation Authority ΥΠΑ (Υπηρεσία Πολιτικής Αεροπορίας) announced that the flight directives are extended until the end of June 2022, the NOTAM on the ban on the flights of Russian aircraft remains in force, writes cnn.gr.
In addition, the aviation directive is being extended to close the airspace of Ukraine and ban the passage of civil aircraft in the airspace of Moldova and Belarus: due to the high degree of risk in these areas as a result of the war in Ukraine. The document says, quotes GreekReporter:
The Civil Aviation Authority informs travelers about the extension of the aviation directive (Notam) with bans and restrictions on flights due to military operations in Ukraine. In particular, the directive prohibiting the flights of Russian aircraft in the national airspace of Greece remains in force. The aviation directive on the closure of Ukrainian airspace and the prohibition of civilian aircraft from crossing the airspace of Moldova and Belarus also remains in force due to the high danger that exists in these specific areas.
Greece banned the use of its airspace for all Russian aircraft on February 28, after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, for a period of three months. The ΥΠΑ notice then stated:
The aviation directive banning the use of Greek national airspace by Russian air carriers is applied after the decision of the European Union to close its airspace to the Russian Federation. Aircraft owned by Russia, Russian or Russian-controlled airlines, including private jets, are prohibited from landing, taking off, entering and passing through Greek airspace. The aviation directive excludes flights of humanitarian interest, medical flights and search and rescue flights with the approval of the Greek government, as well as all emergency flights.