Airspace Closures Add Flight Hours For Corporations

Delta Air Lines route map
A Delta Air Lines route map shows northerly flights crossing Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula.
Credit: Delta Air Lines
The closure of Russian airspace stemming from that country’s invasion of Ukraine is forcing international operators to divert from traditional routes between the U.S. to India and the Asia-Pacific region, adding hours to their flight time, says a corporate flight department chief pilot. “The closure...
Bill Carey

Bill covers business aviation and advanced air mobility for Aviation Week Network. A former newspaper reporter, he has also covered the airline industry, military aviation, commercial space and uncrewed aircraft systems. He is the author of 'Enter The Drones, The FAA and UAVs in America,' published in 2016.

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