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Eurocontrol predicts restrictions on flights over Ukraine until 2029

Apr 11, 2023

The European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol) predicts in its forecast until 2029 that restrictions on flights in the airspace of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, and Moldova will remain in place.

This is stated in the organization's seven-year forecast.

It is noted that the aviation industry continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, but the key factors that hinder this process are the Russian invasion of Ukraine, restrictions on domestic flights for environmental reasons, shortages of staff at airports, and related strikes.

"Restrictions in the Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, and Moldovan airspace will remain in effect until the end of the forecast horizon (2029)," the document says.
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The document clarifies that this means a return to the usual routes of aircraft.

Among the key factors of how Russia's invasion of Ukraine affects civil aviation, the European Aviation Safety Authority cites the general deterioration of the economic situation, in particular, lower GDP growth forecasts due to disruptions in energy supply chains, high inflation, and a drop in overall confidence.

It is also noted that the aviation industry continues to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

Author - Olena Madiak, 11/04/2023

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