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A Ryanair 737-800 aircraft approaches Barcelona Airport. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derricksonn)

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 Vilnius, Lithuania, while flying in Belarusian airspace “was addressed by Belarus Air Traffic Control advising of a potential security threat on board and instructed to divert to the closest airport…