Air traffic in Nicosia FIR completely safe and under control says Civil Aviation Department

Everything was completely under control in the Nicosia Flight Information Region (FIR) during air strikes against Syria launched by western allies, in the early hours of Saturday, the Department of Civil Aviation said in a press release.

“With regard to military operations in Syria, the Department of Civil Aviation would like to report that these activities did not affect the safe and smooth management of air traffic” the press release noted.

It stressed that “the situation in the Nicosia FIR was completely under control during the operations and the provision of services continued without interruptions and in a normal manner and no incidents occurred”.

The Transport Ministry and the Civil Aviation Department said they were monitoring the situation to ensure smooth, uninterrupted and safe air traffic flow in the Nicosia FIR.

“The military operations in Syria have not affected so far the flight schedule at the airports of Cyprus” said the airports operator Hermes spokesman Adamos Aspris, on Twitter, noting that there have been no flight delays or cancellations.

source: CNA