U.N. aviation agency says in talks to open new Black Sea air route

February 4, 2015 9:14 PM

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U.N. aviation agency says in talks to open new Black Sea air route

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The UN's aviation agency wants to open a new route for commercial aircraft in international airspace over the Black Sea that will be managed by Ukraine and without "interference" from Russia, the agency's secretary-general said.

Raymond Benjamin said the International Civil Aviation Organization is in talks to open new flight paths over parts of the Black Sea, closed to air traffic last year due to conflict in the region.

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