Support The Moscow Times!

EASA Allows International Air Carriers Into Crimean Airspace

There has been a decrease in flight risks for international air carriers over the Crimean Peninsula, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said, the Interfax news agency reported Thursday.

On Wednesday, the agency published a bulletin declaring that two Crimean air corridors were at lower security risks than before, Interfax reported.

Nevertheless, EASA recommended that airlines use navigational data provided by Ukraine — the only internationally recognized state in the flight region of Simferopol.

Following the annexation of Crimea, EASA recommended that carriers avoid flying through Crimean airspace given territorial disputes between Russia and Ukraine.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.