In the wake of the reported downing of the Malaysian airline over Ukraine, Lufthansa, Air France, Turkish Airlines and Russian airlines Transaero and Aeroflot began avoiding the airspace over Ukraine.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice to pilots of U.S. air carriers to avoid those routes.
Since the crash, the Ukrainian authorities have informed EUROCONTROL of the closure of routes from the ground to unlimited in Eastern Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk Flight Information Region). All flight plans that are filed using these routes are now being rejected by EUROCONTROL. The routes will remain closed until further notice.