Belarus

Ryanair flight 4978: DOT suggests banning US-Belarus ticket sales

The Department of Transportation issued an order proposing to prohibit the sale of passenger air transportation between the US and Belarus....


O’Leary: Ryanair FR4978 pilots were given no alternative to Minsk

According to Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary, Belarus ATC gave pilots of flight FR4978 no alternative but to divert to Minsk....


EU to move forward with Belarus sanctions

The European Union moves forward to enact sanctions on Belarus following the Ryanair flight FR4978 incident on May 23, 2021....


Belarus to appeal to ICAO over EU and Ukraine airspace bans

Belarus will appeal to the ICAO over the decision of EU member states and Ukraine to ban Belavia from using their airspace....


Air France flights unauthorized to enter Russia once again

Two Air France flights between Paris and Moscow had to be canceled on May 31, 2021, as they lacked the authorization for their routes avoiding Belarus airspace....


FR4978: all the holes in the story

The diversion of Ryanair flight 4978 contains a lot of mysteries. We have gathered all the available data in one place. Let's check what does not match....


ICAO takes up investigation of Ryanair FR4978 forced diversion in Belarus

ICAO will investigate the alleged forced diversion of Ryanair flight FR4978 by the Belarus regime....


“Bomb threat” email sent after Ryanair flight diverted by Belarus

The secure email provider Proton said the “bomb threat” message used by Belarus to justify intercepting a Ryanair flight was sent minutes after the diversion....


Unauthorized to bypass Belarus, Air France cancels flight to Moscow

Air France was forced to cancel a Paris-Moscow flight because the Russian authorities did not approve a new route intended to avoid the overflight of Belarus....


Flight intercepted in Belarus: ICAO holds emergency meeting

The International Civil Aviation Organization will hold an urgent meeting on May 27, 2021, over the diversion of flight FR4978 by the Belarus regime....