Lufthansa received permission to fly around Belarus on flights to Russia

The largest air carrier in Europe, the Lufthansa Group, received permission from the Russian authorities to operate seven flights a week to Moscow (Domodedovo) and four to St. Petersburg (Pulkovo) on re-routes. Now its airliners can fly around Belarus when flying to and from the Russian Federation, as reported on May 29, 2021 TASS representative of the aviation concern.

All airlines belonging to the Lufthansa Group are currently avoiding Belarusian airspace. <…> The change of routes was approved by the authorities

- she explained to the agency.

It should be noted that the airline also includes: Austrian Airlines, Tyrolean Airways, Swiss International Air Lines, Swiss European Air Lines, Edelweiss Air, Lufthansa Regional, Air Dolomiti, Eurowings, Lufthansa CityLine, Germanwings, Lufthansa Cargo.

May 27 Russian aviation authorities not allowed flight Vienna - Moscow by Austrian Airlines (part of the Lufthansa Group) on an alternative route bypassing the Belarusian airspace. A similar fate befell the Paris-Moscow flight of Air France (part of the Air France-KLM holding).

The next day, the Russians issued a permit to Austrian Airlines to operate a Vienna-Moscow flight on a new route, i.e. bypassing the sky of Belarus. On May 29, Air France resumed flights from Paris to Moscow.

We remind you that on May 23, at the Minsk airport, the board of the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair, flying from Athens to Vilnius, made an emergency landing due to a possible mining operation. After the plane landed, law enforcement officers detained the ex-editor-in-chief of the Telegram-channel NEXTA (recognized as extremist in the RB) Roman Protasevich, who was on the wanted list (included in the RB in the “List of organizations and individuals involved in terrorist activities”). This caused a stormy and in some places not entirely adequate reaction in Europe.
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  1. Just a cat Offline Just a cat
    Just a cat (Bayun) 29 May 2021 21: 42
    toad eaters seem to have to fly Aeroflot planes laughing snout in comparison with the Germans did not come out.
    1. greenchelman Offline greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 30 May 2021 01: 51
      On May 29, Air France resumed flights from Paris to Moscow.
  2. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 29 May 2021 21: 47
    Those who burn less kerosene when flying around Belarus will gain a competitive advantage.
    And may the strongest (smart) win in the fight for the passenger! smile
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 30 May 2021 02: 01
    There is no need to lose large profits from foreign flyers in the skies of Russia, and besides, this is not the time to exacerbate it. Everyone is hoping for a reboot.
    perhaps it will be possible to redistribute the resources of the aircraft fleet of the two countries, since we are almost one whole. Thus, in order for Belavia's planes to occupy a piece of the Russian air transportation market, and we will replace them with "prohibited" directions.
  4. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 30 May 2021 05: 39
    On May 27, the Russian aviation authorities did not allow the Vienna-Moscow flight of Austrian Airlines (part of the Lufthansa Group) on an alternative route bypassing Belarusian airspace. A similar fate befell the Paris-Moscow flight of Air France (part of the Air France-KLM holding).

    MOSCOW, May 30 - RIA Novosti. The Belarusian airline "Belavia" does not plan to operate flights to Crimea yet. This was announced on the air of the YouTube channel "Soloviev LIVE" by the general director of the enterprise Igor Cherginets.
    "There should be a political recognition of Crimea as a part of Russia. There will be a political decision - we will look," he explained.

    Here in the last quote - the whole essence of the Russian-Belarusian brotherhood and cooperation. The position of the Belarusian side is clear: "When everyone recognizes Crimea as Russian, then we will fly there." Can't the "Russian aviation authorities" (and not only the aviation authorities!) See this "Belarusian multi-vector nature"? It is high time for them all to dance to the Russian tune.
  5. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
    Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 30 May 2021 17: 18
    The facts given in the publication are the consequences of the violation by RB of the Chicago and Montreal conventions. On the merits of this operation, the Russian professional officer of the special services A. Mikhailov spoke out quite sharply (link provided). He called the incident the dumbest of all the dumbest operations of the special services. Neither add nor subtract. Out of the blue, one can see all the inferiority from the ambiguous behavior of the Belarusian leader. Here are the components of the negative that Minsk received:
    1. Country, action
    special services initiated by Batskaya, caused not only
    material damage, but also reputational losses. "This is a failure," thought Stirlitz.
    2. The secret services, and the secret services, are acting secretly and imperceptibly. And in the arsenal of any special service there are enough funds to secretly deliver the desired character within the reach of the country's law enforcement agencies.
    3. It has already been established by documents and has not been denied by anyone that the message from the alleged HAMas arrived .... 24 minutes later, after the dispatcher reported on board about the presence of an explosive device. I remember a movie heroine: "I was in a hurry ..." Six spies got off the gangway of the ill-fated liner and disappeared into the darkness of the Belarusian night.
    Now about the consequences. As for me, Alexander Grygorych just now realized what he had done. In his television address, without hiding his emotions, he said something like the following: - What are you punishing Belavia for? They have nothing to do with it. Solve issues with the military, conduct an investigation, and do not take tens of thousands of people out of work. He was echoed by the head of Belavia, who called the actions of other airlines, which did not miss the chance to make money on the collapse of Belavia, "vile". And that is not all. The Russian Federation, although, as seen from the publication, has developed international air routes bypassing Belarus, but still left its airspace for this country open. And Alexander Grigorievich suddenly blurted out to the whole world that not a single Belarusian aircraft would land in Crimea until the world recognizes the legal annexation of Crimea by Russia. "How do you command you to understand Said?" This is already hysterical. S. Marzhetsky, in his publication, called the incident with the Irish airplane "Lukashenka's fatal mistake." I agree. Of course, it happens worse. But very seldom.