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Azerbaijan 27 Feb
Risk summary updated: France have now rescinded their airspace warnings for both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Armenia 27 Feb
Risk summary updated: France have now rescinded their airspace warnings for both Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Kenya 27 Feb
Updated FAA Notam, advice remains the same: They advise against operating FL260 in Kenya's airspace east of 40 degrees East longitude (the border region with Somalia) due to extremist and militant activity.
Kenya 26 Feb
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Mali 26 Feb
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Mali 26 Feb
Updated FAA Notam, advice remains the same: They advise against operating below FL260 in Mali's airspace due to ongoing fighting and militant activity.
Iraq 26 Feb
New Germany Notam: Do not overfly Iraq below FL260 or operate to any airports in the country due to the risk posed by military operations, anti-aviation weaponry, and possible terrorist attacks.
United Arab Emirates 16 Feb
Updated UAE Notam, warning remains the same: Risk from Houthi weapons in Yemen targeting UAE territory
Syria 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Operators should avoid Syrian airspace.
Mali 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: overflights should be at or above FL320 in the part of the Niamey FIR (DRRR) located above the Malian territory.
Libya 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: French operators should avoid Libya airspace.
Sudan 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: maintain FL260 or higher in the HSSS/Sudan FIR along its southern edge (where Sudan borders with South Sudan) and western edge (where Sudan borders with Central African Republic and Chad).
South Sudan 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Overflights should be at FL260 or above, in the part of the HSSS/Sudan FIR above South Sudan.
Somalia 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Overflights should be at FL260 or above.
Ukraine 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Overflights of the UKFV and UKDV FIRs in the east of the country should only be planned over six Black Sea airways: M854, M856, M860, L851, M435, and M861.
Iraq 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Overflights should only be on airways UM860 and UM688, and UL602 between TASMI and ALPET. Fly at or above FL320.
Iran 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Operators should not overfly the western half of the country (everywhere west of 54 Degrees East longitude); overflights of the eastern half should be at or above FL320.
Saudi Arabia 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Exercise caution in Saudi airspace, particularly in the southwest of the FIR; and do no operate to OEAB/Abha, OEGN/Jazan, OENG/Nejran, OESH/Sharurah, OEWD/Wadi Al Dawasir and OEBH/Bisha airports.
Yemen 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Operators should avoid Yemeni airspace.
Afghanistan 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Overflights should be at FL260 or above.
Pakistan 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: Overflights should be at FL260 or above.
North Korea 11 Feb
Updated French AIC, advice remains the same: caution advised for all North Korea overflights, especially in the maritime part over the Sea of Japan
South Sudan 08 Feb
New Notam by South Africa: Risk for overflights of South Sudan below FL245 or for aircraft operating to HSSJ/Juba airport due to poor levels of ATC provision.
Western Sahara 05 Feb
Risk summary rewritten and updated.
Western Sahara 04 Feb
Expanded airspace warning for Western Sahara issued by the GCCC/Canarias FIR.
South Sudan 02 Feb
New Notam by South Sudan: ATC radio is not good enough to cover all airspace in the country. All aircraft must use TCAS.
South Sudan 21 Jan
Risk summary re-written and updated, primary risks, major events.
South Sudan 20 Jan
ICAO letter warning of poor levels of ATC provision for overflights below FL245 or for aircraft operating to HSSJ/Juba airport.
Pakistan 01 Jan
US Notam updated, advice remains the same: exercise caution flying into or over Pakistan, particularly at low altitudes, due to the risk posed by small-arms fire, attacks against airports, indirect weapons fire and anti-aircraft fire by extremist/militant elements operating in the country.
Iraq 18 Dec
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Yemen 18 Dec
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Iran 18 Dec
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Libya 16 Dec
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Syria 16 Dec
Risk summary rewritten and updated, primary risks, major events.
Syria 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC.
Mali 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Avoid GATB, GAGO, GAMB and GAKL airports; overflights should be at FL260 or above.
Libya 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC.
Egypt 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Sinai Peninsula presents a risk below FL260 for overflights and landings.
South Sudan 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Stay above FL260.
Somalia 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Do not operate to airports in Somalia, and do not overfly the airspace below FL260 except for UR401.
Iran 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC.
Saudi Arabia 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Potential risk to overflying or landing anywhere in Saudi Arabia.
Yemen 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change from Notam to AIC.
Afghanistan 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC.
Pakistan 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Advice stands that overflights should be at FL260 and above.
North Korea 03 Dec
German warning updated, no change to guidance. Source change, moved from Notam to AIC. Potential risk to overflights of North Korean airspace (ZKKP FIR) due to launching of test missiles without prior notice.
Syria 27 Nov
Updated US FAA Notam, guidance remains the same: US operators are prohibited from entering the OSTT/Damascus FIR.
Syria 27 Nov
Updated US SFAR, advice remains the same: US operators are prohibited from entering the OSTT/Damascus FIR.
Western Sahara 19 Nov
New FAA Information Note on the Western Sahara Conflict
Ethiopia 17 Nov
Update to summary, concern over risk on airways adjacent to conflict.
Ethiopia 17 Nov
OPSGROUP Airspace Risk Warning added for Ethiopia/Eritrea - Tigray Conflict Zone
Eritrea 17 Nov
OPSGROUP Airspace Risk Warning added for Eritrea - Tigray Conflict Zone
Eritrea 16 Nov
Addition of Eritrea, missile attack on HHAS/Asmara, Level 2 warning.
Ethiopia 05 Nov
Closed airspace in the north of the country due to ongoing conflict.
Iran 29 Oct
New US SFAR: US operators are prohibited from overflying the OIIX/Tehran FIR.
Ukraine 19 Oct
Updated US SFAR: the ban on US operators overflying the eastern part of the UKDV/Dnipropetrovsk FIR is extended for another year, but restrictions have now been completely lifted on overflights of the UKFV/Simferopol FIR.
Iraq 16 Oct
Updated US SFAR: US operators are prohibited from overflying the Baghdad FIR below FL320. However, the long running FAA Notam (KICZ A0036/20) which completely bans traffic at all levels still stands.
North Korea 07 Sep
US extends ban on flights in North Korea's ZKKP/Pyongyang FIR to September 2023.
Somalia 31 May
Country summary updated to include the shoot-down of an Embraer EMB-120 while on approach to Bardale.
Sudan 15 Jan
Country summary updated to include the temporary closure of HSSS/Khartoum on 14 Jan 2020 following armed clashes near the airport.
Egypt 20 Jul
British Airways suspends Cairo operations for one week due to security concerns
Japan 27 May
US warning for Sea of Japan expired, no current warnings for Japan.
Venezuela 16 May
Ongoing political and social crisis in Venezuela. On 1st May 2019, the US FAA issued a new “Do Not Fly” instruction to US operators, barring all operations into or over Venezuela, unless operating at or above FL260, and giving a window of 48 hours to leave the country.
North Korea 10 May
Saudi Arabia 01 May
Minor update to summary
United Arab Emirates 15 Apr
Summary updated to reflect latest threat made by Houthi rebels in Yemen to target UAE.