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Sun Feb 27, 2022, 10:29 AM

Canada closes airspace to Russian aircraft operators

Canada is closing its airspace to Russian aircraft operators effective immediately, says Transport Minister Omar Alghabra.

Alghabra announced the move in a tweet posted Sunday morning. The decision aligns Canadian policy with many European nations who announced similar decisions over the past several days.

Russian-owned aircraft are banned from airspace above Germany, the U.K., Italy, the Baltic states and others. Those policies leave much of European airspace closed to Russian planes.

Russia's flagship carrier Aeroflot operates multiple flights per day through Canadian airspace en route to the U.S. and beyond.

The decision will add hours to some flights and make others "impossible," said aerospace consultant Ross Aimer.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-closes-airspace-russian-planes-1.6366268

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 11:37 AM

1. When will the U.S. do the same? nt

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 11:50 AM

2. Did a quick Google search

Could find nothing on why the us hadnít closed airspace to Russian aircraft. The only thing I can think of is that the reciprocal response by Russia would have a major impact on us airlines transiting Russian airspace.

Understandable but wrong. The inconvenience snd additional costs are warranted. It sucks but itís necessary.

Or maybe itís something else.

Anyone ?

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Response to Spazito (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:47 PM

3. A lot of Americans in Russia for various reasons but could for this

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/RussianFederation.html

They want to give them the opportunity to leave. I dont think economics would have that much of a detrimental affect on US airlines and airports if they do ban Russian flights. i wonder if these airspace bans are for Russian based airlines only or also any flights originating from Russia.

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