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A Belavia Embraer 195 departing Berlin Brandenburg Airport. (photo: AirlineGeeks | James Dinsdale)

Belavia Looks to New Leasing Options Following EU Sanctions

In the wake of the standoff at the Poland-Belarus border, the national airline of Belarus is looking for an alternative arrangement for future leasing deals that parts ways with leased aircraft that are tied to the European Union. The airline itself was called out this fall after being accused of bringing migrants from Iraq and Yemen to Belarus and having them walk to the border in response to the European Union showing doubt regarding the legitimacy of Belarusian President Alexander…

AirBaltic Among Many European Carriers to Suspend Flights to Minsk

AirBaltic – Latvia’s national flag carrier – is among the latest carriers in Europe to suspend its flights to Minsk after the recent international political incident involving Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair. One of the low-cost airline's planes was forced to divert and one of its passengers, who was a Belarusian…

Ryanair Flight Redirected By Belarusian Government To Arrest Dissident

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair found itself in the middle of an international political incident when one of its flights was forced to divert to a foreign capital and one of its passengers was apprehended by law enforcement after. Flight FR4978 on May 23, scheduled to fly from Athens, Greece to…