Lufthansa avoids Belarusian airspace since Ryanair landing

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Lufthansa avoids Belarusian airspace since Ryanair landing

Frankfurt (Germany) Jun 21 (EFE) .- The Lufthansa airline group avoids the airspace of Belarus after the forced landing of a Ryanair plane in Minsk by the Belarusian authorities to arrest a journalist who was flying in that aircraft.

German media reported this Monday that, “until further notice, the Lufthansa group does not fly to Belarus, or on it.”

The group includes the German passenger airline Lufthansa, the Swiss airline Swiss Airlines, the Austrian Austrian Airlines and the Belgian Brussels Airlines, as well as the freight transport subsidiary Lufthansa Cargo and the low-cost airline Eurowings.

A Lufthansa spokeswoman has said the decision is regularly reviewed, German media added.

On May 23, Belarus forced a Ryanair plane, which was heading from Greece to Estonia, to force-land in Minsk to arrest a journalist who was flying in that aircraft.

The European Union (EU) is preparing economic sanctions against the Belarusian government regime and its president, Alexander Lukashenko, for violations of fundamental human rights.

(c) EFE Agency

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