Despite a series of escalating flight height restrictions by Ukraine over eastern Ukraine, 75% of flights which use the route continued to fly over the combat area before yesterday’s crash, according to high-level European aviation sources.
On 1 July, Ukraine set a restriction over its two eastern provinces, saying that no passenger plane could fly below 26,000 feet. On 14 July, this was raised to 32,000 feet. Only 25% of flights which regularly use the route decided to bypass eastern Ukraine after this last restriction. 350 flights per day were using the flight path, 150 of which were international flights not …read more
Source: European Voice