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Finland's Finnair stops using Belarus airspace

HELSINKI, May 25 (Reuters) - Finland’s flag carrier Finnair said on Tuesday it would stop using Belarusian airspace after Belarus scrambled a warplane to intercept a Ryanair aircraft and arrest a dissident journalist.

“This affects very few flights. The last flight [in the airspace] was on Sunday and the next one will be on Wednesday,” Finnair’s spokeswoman told Reuters.

She added that Finnair made the decision after a recommendation from the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency. (Reporting by Essi Lehto; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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