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Dutch airline KLM to temporarily halt flights over Belarus – ANP news

PH-BUA, the first of seven Boeing 7470296B aircraft bought by KLM in 1971. (By Pedro Aragão under a Creative Commons Licence.)

AMSTERDAM, May 24 (Reuters) - KLM, the Dutch arm of carrier Air France KLM, will temporarily halt flights over Belarus after the country forced a Ryanair flight to land and detained a dissident journalist.

 

Dutch news agency ANP reported the measure shortly after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte appealed to airlines in Europe to avoid Belarusian airspace.

 

(Reporting by Anthony Deutsch Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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