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Airlines suspend flights to Iran and Iraq

by LLB Reporter
8th Jan 20 10:52 am

Following the Ukrainian plane crash on Wednesday morning in Tehran which killed 176 people airlines across the world have suspended flights to Iran.

On Tuesday evening Iran launched a series of ballistic missiles at two US bases in Iraq which included British forces.

Commercial airlines have started to re-route flights to avoid Iranian airspace such as, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines until further notice.

Air France have also suspended all flights to Iran, in a statement the airline said, “Flight plans are adjusted in real time according to the decisions of the French and regional authorities, throughout the world, in order to ensure the highest level of flight safety.”

German airline Lufthansa has cancelled their daily flight from Frankfurt and Tehran including Iraq.

Qatar Airways are operating normally and said they will “continue to closely monitor developments in Iraq.”

United Arab Emirates owned budget airline, flydubai has cancelled all scheduled flights to Baghdad from Dubai, but will continue to fly to Basra and Najaf.

Emirates airline said in a statement, “The safety of our passengers, crew and aircraft is our number one priority and will not be compromised.”

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