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  • Stuck in Iran for over 2 months

    On Feb 23, the Norwegian B737 which had been stuck in Iran for two months after an in-flight diversion finally departed OISS/Shiraz, and landed back at Stockholm’s ESSA/Arlanda airport. The brand new Norwegian Boeing…

  • Non-refundable Bangladesh permits

    The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh recently published circular 02/2018 which outlines a $195 USD overflight permit fee for non-scheduled foreign aircraft transiting the VGFR/Dhaka FIR . The fee is certainly on…

  • Dubai to London – which way is best?

    In Short: Two main options, via Saudi and Egypt (safer, cheaper but longer) or via Iran and Turkey (shorter, busier and geo-politically more unstable). It’s a complicated planning climate at present. Review…

  • Russia is not closing its airspace to American flights

    On April 17, the Russian Ministry of Transport extended overflight approvals for US airlines through to October 28, 2018 – just hours before the old agreement on overflights was due to expire. This…

  • Countries with bans on flights to Israel

    Which countries have banned both direct flights and overflying traffic to/from Israel? It’s a question we get asked a lot. Here’s the answer: Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon,…

  • Ops to Taiwan? You’ll have to avoid China

    We’ve had lots of questions on this subject lately. So here’s what you need to know: Foreign-registered aircraft are prohibited from operating direct between China and Taiwan. You’ve got to make a…

  • ORER and ORSU: Closed to International Ops

    The Iraqi CAA will ban all international flights to/from ORER/Erbil and ORSU/Sulaimaniyah starting from Friday 29th Sep.  From then on, those airports will only be open for Iraqi carriers and domestic ops.…

  • New airspace warnings – Turkey, Iran

    Today Flight Service Bureau has published ION05/16 – an updated Unsafe Airspace Summary, with new warnings for Turkey, and Iran, and a new map at safeairspace.net. This replaces 04/16 issued in August.…

  • Permit News: Cuba Permit requirements

    – Minimum 3 working days advance notice of flight intending to cross Cuba Data needed: – Operator name and address – Departure and Destination airports, and times – Aircraft type, and registration…