Since the MH17 tragic accident, Things have changed. All the reputed/known airlines have stopped completely flying over Ukraine (West, North, South, and definitely the East).
I have asked ALL these reputed/known airlines, and they all confirmed that they have excluded the Ukrainian's airspace fully from their route. To double check, I have been following flightradar24 for the past 3 days almost play-by-play to check the identity of the airplanes, and sure enough none of them belongs to AirFrance, SAS, BritishAirways, Lufthansa,FinnAir, Swissair, Norwegian, Alitalia Austrian Airlines, or any others.... You name it...
That doesn't make me comfortable, As a matter of fact, It scares me A LOT that these airlines are no longer flying over Ukraine AT ALL !
All I have seen flying over Ukraine are a few low-cost local or Lithuanian/Estonian/Russian airlines, and the Greek airline: Aegean Airlines !
Some reports confirm that too: …greekreporter.com/2014/…
I know that it might be unfair for Ukraine and Kiev to be in such a situation, and I truly hope things will get better.
Why I am posting this here? I am planning a trip and Aegean Airlines offers me a good price, and the direction is most likely flying over Ukraine. Thus, The fact that all known airlines are no longer flying over Ukraine AT ALL makes me unease.
Should I travel or not?