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Russia-linked planes banned from Jersey's skies

Russia-linked planes banned from Jersey's skies

Monday 28 February 2022

Russia-linked planes banned from Jersey's skies

Monday 28 February 2022

Jersey has officially closed its skies to all aircraft owned, chartered or operated by anyone connected with Russia.

The decision was made by the Jersey Director of Civil Aviation on Saturday (26 February) on the instruction of the Minister for External Relations.

The Government confirmed the NOTAM - a 'notice to airmen', which is an aviation notice distributed to personnel tasked with flight operations - in a statement issued this morning.

"...No aircraft owned, chartered or operated by anyone connected with Russia, or registered in Russia, can fly in Jersey airspace," it stated.

"This includes the airspace above Jersey’s territorial sea.

"This restriction does not apply to aircraft which are flying with permission from the UK Secretary of State for Transport, or with clearance from the Air Traffic Control Centre at Swanwick or Prestwick. It will remain in place until further notice."

People defined as "connected" with Russia under the notice are:

  • an individual who is ordinarily resident in Russia;
  • an individual who is located in Russia;
  • a company incorporated or constituted under the law of Russia;
  • or a company domiciled in Russia.

The UK Government has already banned Russian planes from UK skies.

The EU confirmed it was shutting down its airspace to Russian planes on Sunday (27 February) in what was a first for the bloc.

Pictured: A map of the closed airspace across Europe. (Bloomberg/Twitter)

"They won't be able to land in, take off or overfly the territory of the EU, including the private jets of oligarchs," announced European Commission President Ursula von Der Leyen.

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Posted by Keith Marsh on
Good to hear, we must all oppose Russia in every possible way.
Well done Germany, Italy & France for joining the "kick Russia out of SWIFT" even though it will make their lives more difficult.
Posted by Patrick Nolan on
What about Russian shell companies and entities operating
in Jersey
Posted by Scott Mills on
that'll show em, airspace of how many square miles????
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