A Polish-registered Boeing 737 briefly flew into Ukrainian airspace on Friday (June 23), despite the area being closed to all civilian air traffic because of the ongoing war in the country.
The Enter Air jet was operating flight ENT4665 connecting Poznan with the Turkish city of Antalya.
Around 45 minutes after taking off while routing southeast bound at 35,000ft, the aircraft entered Ukrainian airspace in the Lviv flight information region (FIR).
A turn to the west was initiated shortly thereafter and the twinjet exited the airspace via Slovakia less than ten minutes later.
“The plane avoided [a] storm and was directed by Slovak air traffic control for such a route,” an Enter Air spokesperson told Key.Aero. “Everything was done in accordance with security procedures.”
The jet, SP-ENO (c/n 29921), then routed to the south through Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria before landing safely in Antalya around three hours after it left Poland.
Ukraine’s airspace has been closed to all civilian air traffic since the war began on February 24, 2022.