To guarantee flight safety, the Finnish Transport Safety Agency continues to restrict aviation because of volcanic ash in the atmosphere. The restriction applies to all flights with powered aircraft within the flight information region of Finland.
The Transport Safety Agency has requested Finavia to take immediate action to restrict air traffic and to provide information on the potential threat in the Finnish flight information region.
Finavia is required to monitor the forecasts, measurement results and observations concerning the presence of volcanic ash. If it can be concluded from this information that the ash no longer poses a hazard to flight safety, Finavia may alleviate or eliminate the restrictions to the extent necessary.
The restrictions may not affect the flights conducted or requested by the Border Guard, customs, police, maritime or aviation authorities or fire and rescue services. Decisions concerning military aviation are made by the military aviation authority.
Up-to-date information on the air traffic situation and how it develops can be found on Finavia's website www.finavia.fi.
Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi), Air Navigation Services and Aerodromes Department (issues concerning airspace permissions): Director Toni Solatie, tel. +358 (0)40 595 0212