On Sunday, a growing number of European countries announced that they would be closing their airspace to Russian planes in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Belgium, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy and the Netherlands join at least a dozen European countries that have made similar announcements.
“There is no place in Dutch airspace for a regime that applies brutal and needless violence,” said the Netherlands’ Minister of Infrastructure, Mark Harbers, say on Twitter.
Denmark’s Foreign Minister, Jeppe Kofod, said he would push for Russian aircraft to be banned from operating in the entire European Union airspace at a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers on Sunday.
Britain has banned all flights by Russia’s top airline, Aeroflot, from its airspace, and German airline Lufthansa on Saturday said it would not use Russian airspace for the next week.
Germany banned Russian planes, except for humanitarian flights, from its airspace starting Sunday for the next three months.
In response to these measures, the Russian Government has banned flights from several European countries and S7, Russia’s second largest airline, has suspended flights to Europe.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/27/world/europe/europe-airspace-russia-planes.html European countries closed their airspace to Russian planes during Ukraine’s invasion