Ukrainian Airspace Closes As Russian Forces Move Into The Country

Ukrainian Airspace has closed to civil aviation overnight as Russian forces move into the country. The action follows months of rising tensions which have already seen many airlines altering flight schedules to avoid night stops in the country or canceling flights to the nation altogether.


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So what about Ukraine International airlines

Dang this is so sad. My prayers go out to the innocent Ukrainian civilians :cry:

So sad for all the planes… hope they won’t be turned into a tuna can next week

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Unconfirmed reports from Ukraine suggest that the world's largest aircraft has been destroyed. The Antonov An-225 is based at Hostomel Airport (GML). According to flight data, the plane registered as UR-82060 is at the airport, having last landed there on February 5th, 2022.


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Ah yes simpleflying too

Update on this, a post from one of the pilots of the AN-225 has seemingly confirmed that the AN-225 is safe for now.

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The United Kingdom Prime Minister, Boris Johson, has announced the country is banning the Russian flag carrier Aeroflot from operating to and from the country and also using its airspace. It is the first country to officially ban the State-owned airline, as Russia invades Ukraine.


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The airspace is CLOSED, meaning the commercial or civil airplanes can be in the air.

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But aren’t the Russian just gonna destroy those commercial airliners that still haven’t left Ukraine uet

I doubt it. So far from what I have heard they have only been targeting military targets

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more info on the AN-225: Ukrainian Forces Recapture The World's Biggest Cargo Jet After Repelling Russian Assault (Updated)

Dang this pic makes the 757 look like a frickin 172
AN-225 Ukraine War Russia

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Are you sure that’s a 757 lol

if you think I’m dumb, that was a joke

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Lol before reading the spoiler I went back and looked at the pic like “Dang, did I mess that up?” :rofl:

TBH that MAY be a 767, but they look very similar, and it’s hard to tell with the view of it.

Ya it is close, but I don’t think it’s thicc enough to be a 767.

Plus the nose seems more 757ish to me.

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The Federal Aviation Administration has moved to ban US airlines and US pilots from overflying Ukraine. On Thursday, the FAA issued the ban via a Notice to Air Missions (NOTAM). Previously, US airlines and US pilots could not fly in eastern Ukraine. Thursday's NOTAM expands on the prohibited zone to cover Ukraine and parts of Russia. It comes as heavy fighting continues on the ground in Ukraine.


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The crisis in Ukraine has the potential to affect Indian aviation a great deal. While the closure of Ukrainian airspace has had airlines reroute their planes, the crisis as a whole could have far-reaching consequences for the aviation sector in India.


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Delta Air Lines has withdrawn its codeshare service operated in conjunction with the Russian national carrier, Aeroflot, effective immediately. The US carrier is the first airline to end its partnership with Russia’s state carrier following the Russian invasion in Ukraine. Could more follow?


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