The UK authorities has instructed airways to keep away from Belarusian airspace after a Ryanair flight was diverted to Minsk and an opposition journalist arrested.
On the similar time, the Civil Aviation Authority has suspended all overseas service permits held by Belarusian air carriers till additional discover.
The suspension applies to each scheduled operators, together with the Belarusian airline Belavia, in addition to chartered air carriers.
“The Civil Aviation Authority has additionally issued a discover to all UK registered airways requesting that they keep away from overflight of any territory of the Republic of Belarus,” a press release added.
The strikes come after Belarus scrambled a fighter jet to drive the airplane – which was travelling from Athens in Greece to Vilnius, Lithuania – to land within the Belarusian capital after saying there had been a bomb risk.
Dissident journalist Roman Protasevich was faraway from the airplane and arrested at Minsk airport on Sunday.
In response, transport secretary, Grant Shapps, tweeted the federal government was taking the mandatory “to maintain passengers protected”.
Overseas Secretary, Dominic Raab, added the interception of the flight was a “stunning assault on civil aviation”.
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