Israel, Jordan & Others Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights

Israel & Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights

The country of Jordan has taken the decision to temporarily close it’s airspace to all flights following current tensions in the Middle East, with Israel following suit.

We will be providing live updates on this, which you will be able to see below.

**COVERAGE HAS ENDED FROM THIS EVENT. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE RECAP OF WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT**

Live Updates: Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace…


Israel & Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights
Source: RadarBox.com.
2 months ago13/04/24

Welcome!

Welcome to the live coverage. Furthermore, updates will begin shortly regarding Jordan temporarily closing it’s airspace.

2 months ago13/04/24

Intense GPS Jamming Ongoing…

It is understood that Jordan has been affected by GPS jamming from Israel, which may have caused the decision to close airspace temporarily.

2 months ago13/04/24

NOTAMs Detail Closure…

NOTAMs from the country indicate that the airspace will be closed for “operational reasons” from 2000z to 0200z

2 months ago13/04/24

One of Many Diversions…

Israel & Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights

Furthermore, flydubai flight FZ143, which was bound for Amman, made a u-turn near the Jordanian border and is currently holding for a return back to Dubai.

2 months ago13/04/24

Final Arrival into Amman?

Israel & Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights

Moreover, the Royal Jordanian RJ116 service between Manchester and Amman appears to be the final arrival allowed in before the airspace closure in Jordan takes effect.

2 months ago13/04/24

Jordan Temporarily Closes Airspace: RJ404 Diverts…

Israel & Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights

Furthermore, data from RadarBox, although potentially not accurate due to GPS jamming, shows that RJ404 from Beirut to Amman is diverting to Aqaba.

2 months ago13/04/24

Israeli Assets in the Air?

Israel & Jordan To Temporarily Close Airspace To All Flights

Moreover, under the callsign GIANT, a Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 keeps appearing on ADS-B off the coast of Israel.

2 months ago13/04/24

Confirmation of GPS Jamming…

Furthermore, Israel GPS jamming can be seen to be spreading into areas of Jordan, which includes Amman, the major international airport in the country.

2 months ago13/04/24

More Diversions…

@RadarBoxCom highlighting more diversions of flights bound for Amman, Jordan.

2 months ago13/04/24

Israel To Close It’s Airspace

Furthermore, it is understood that Israel will also close it’s airspace, following reports of drone attacks at the country by Iran.

2 months ago13/04/24

7-10 Hours is the Timescale for Airspace Closure…

It is understood the timescale for airspace closure in Jordan and Israel will be the next seven to 10 hours.

2 months ago13/04/24

GPS Jamming Due to Drone Attacks Incoming…

The Israeli Government has confirmed that drones launched from Iran are inbound, which would explain the GPS jamming that is taking place.

Furthermore, it is expected that the drones will make landfall into Israel in the next few hours.

2 months ago13/04/24

Flights Still Inbound to Tel Aviv…

As per @RadarBoxCom, there are a few flights that are still descending into Tel Aviv at this present moment.

These flights will likely be the last ones allowed to land into Ben Gurion Airport.

2 months ago13/04/24

USAF Stratotanker Declares Emergency

It is unclear whether this is related to tonight’s tensions, but a USAF Stratotanker has declared an emergency in Iraq.

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2 months ago13/04/24

Last Departure of the Night?

The last departures of the night appear to be leaving before the airspace closure begins in Israel.

El Al flight LY91 appears to have departed and is bound for Tokyo Narita.

2 months ago13/04/24

Iraq Also Closes Airspace…

Reports are in stating that the Baghdad FIR in Iraq is also closed for operational reasons.

2 months ago13/04/24

Egypt & Lebanon Will Close Airspace As Well…

Egypt & Lebanon have also announced a closure of it’s airspace to commercial flights due to the ongoing attack against Israel by Iran.

2 months ago13/04/24

Overview of Airspace Closure…

An overview of the countries which will now be closing to commercial flights.

2 months ago13/04/24

Four Qatar Airways Flights Diverting to Istanbul…

Video footage is emerging of four Qatar Airways flights diverting to Istanbul due to the airspace closures in Iraq & Iran.

2 months ago13/04/24

Reroutings Becoming Visible on Commercial Flights…

As per @Shauns_Aviation on X, there are a lot of reroutings going on due to the airspace closures tonight.

2 months ago13/04/24

GPS Jamming in Effect Still…

Data from RadarBox highlights the level of GPS jamming taking place in and around the area of Israel and Egypt. This does seem to have been reduced, although more will no doubt take place as we go on.

2 months ago13/04/24

EY918 Amsterdam-Abu Dhabi Diverting to Istanbul…

Etihad Airways flight EY918 between Amsterdam and Abu Dhabi is diverting to Istanbul.

Data from RadarBox shows that the aircraft entered holds over Azerbaijan before tracking west towards IST.

2 months ago13/04/24

Qatar Cargo Diverts to Cairo…

Qatar Airways Cargo flight QR8254 from Paris CDG to Doha is diverting to Cairo due to the airspace closure.

2 months ago13/04/24

Air France Flight from Singapore Diverting…

Air France flight AF257 from Singapore to Paris CDG will be diverting to Cairo.

2 months ago14/04/24

Erbil International Airport Attacked…

@sentdefender reporting that an attack on U.S forces has taken place at Erbil International Airport & Al-Asad Airbase in Western Iraq.

It is unclear whether this is related to tonight’s tensions.

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2 months ago14/04/24

Scenes from Tel Aviv…

Video surfacing from Tel Aviv of an aerial refueling aircraft screaming into the air after departure.

2 months ago14/04/24

More Diversions in Istanbul…

Additional video surfacing of diverted aircraft on the ramp in Istanbul, highlighting the scale of disruption tonight’s airspace closures have caused.

2 months ago14/04/24

Cause of Earlier Emergency in Iraq…

Earlier, we reported that a USAF Tanker declared an emergency over Iraq.

Reports are stating that this was due to an electric failure on the aircraft, and is not related to the tensions ongoing over the course of tonight/this morning.

2 months ago14/04/24

More Diversions…

Two more diversions reported by @RadarBoxCom.

Gulf Air flight GF12 from Bahrain to Moscow will make a technical stop at Tbilisi.

KLM flight KL809 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur will be diverting to Bangkok.

2 months ago14/04/24

Recap So Far…

As we continue our coverage of the temporary airspace closures around the Middle East, here is a recap of what has happened so far on the aviation front to this event:

  • Proceedings started with massive levels of GPS Jamming all over Israel.
  • Jordan was affected by such jamming, which resulted in their airspace being temporarily closed.
  • Diversions and final arrivals into the likes of Amman, Tel Aviv & Baghdad occurred.
  • Israel then closed it’s airspace after Jordan ahead of attacks by Iranian drones and missiles which were enroute.
  • Lebanon and Egypt then closed their airspace also – Egypt’s was partial and to the east of the country.
  • Erbil International Airport was attacked, as well as Al-Asad Airbase.

We will continue coverage throughout the night, as more events develop.

2 months ago14/04/24

KL878 Will Divert…

Another diversion alert has appeared. KLM flight KL878 from Mumbai to Amsterdam will divert to Vienna due to the airspace closures.

Such closures are causing route deviations, which result in aircraft burning more fuel and requires such stops.

2 months ago14/04/24

KL428 Will Divert Also…

KLM flight KL428 between Dubai and Amsterdam will also divert to Vienna Airport, Austria.

As you can see from the @RadarBoxCom data, the aircraft entered a loop to the north of Bahrain before continuing west into Saudi Arabia instead of north into Iraq.

2 months ago14/04/24

That’s It For Tonight…

That is it for coverage tonight. Events in the Middle East are calming, with airspace expected to re-open in the next few hours.

As soon as we have any additional updates in the morning, we will add it to this thread.

Goodnight for now.

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