Russia bans passenger flights over Syria: Aviation agency

The federal agency Rosaviation said the ban on flights over Syria went into force on Monday and will remain in place until further notice.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2013, 18:27 PM IST

Moscow: Russia`s air transport agency on Tuesday banned all Russian civilian planes from flying through Syrian air space after the crew of a Russian passenger jet reported coming under threat over the war-torn country.

The federal agency Rosaviation said the ban on flights over Syria went into force on Monday and will remain in place until further notice.
AFP