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An airBaltic Airbus A220 on approach into Amsterdam. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Fabian Behr)

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 opposition journalist and political activist, was escorted off the aircraft.  As a result, the European Union (EU)  has ordered all carriers to avoid flying over Belarusian airspace, mounting intense pressure…

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…