EU aviation authorities warn airlines of 'possible launch of air strikes into Syria'

The alert said air strikes were possible within 72 hours of when it was issued.

The alert, issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency, warned of a potential air strike into Syria within the next three days, though the agency did not detail where the air strike would originate.

“Due to the possible launch of airstrikes into Syria with air-to-ground and / or cruise missiles within the next 72 hours, and the possibility of intermittent disruption of radio navigation equipment, due consideration needs to be taken when planning flight operations in the Eastern Mediterranean / Nicosia FIR area,” the EASA’s notification said, referring to the airspace above that region.

“The FAA finds that this action is necessary to safeguard against continuing hazards to persons and aircraft engaged in such flight operations,” the rule states.