The Belarusian air carrier Belavia rerouted the flights to eight cities over the MH 17 crash in Eastern Ukraine, BelTA learnt from Belavia deputy general Ihar Charhinets.
These are the flights to Tbilisi, Batumi, Kutaisi, Yerevan, Baku, Krasnodar, Sochi, and Ashgabat. There have been no delays over the flight changes away from Eastern Ukraine, Mr Charhinets noted.
Flights over the rest of Ukraine are allowed for all airlines. Belavia continues to fly to Borispol International Airport (Kiev) according to a schedule, twice a day.
The decision to divert the routes over Eastern Ukraine follows the crash of Malaysian airliner flight MH17 in Donetsk region. The crash killed 298 people, including three infants and 15 crew members.