Major airlines began to stop flights over Iran and Iraq

The world’s largest airlines began to rebuild their routes after the crash of the Ukrainian airliner in Tehran and the aggravation of the situation in the Middle East. According to the interactive map of the FlightRadar website, Lufthansa, Air France, and other carriers fly over Iran and Iraq.

The press services of Vietnam Airlines and Air Astana reported that the airlines ‘ planes will not enter the potentially dangerous airspace of Iraq and Iran in connection with the crash of the plane of “International Airlines of Ukraine” and the general increase in tension in the Middle East. Earlier, Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines refused to fly over the region.

Also, all flights over the territories of Iran and Iraq were suspended by Air France, a spokesman for the company told Free News.

Rosaviation also recommended that Russian airlines do not use the airspace of Iran, Iraq, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. “Rosaviation recommends not to use the airspace over the territories of Iran, Iraq, the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman for flights of civil aircraft of the Russian Federation, including transit flights,” Free News quotes the text of the telegram that the Agency sent to Russian carriers.

It became known that Ural airlines would follow the recommendations. “The airline’s specialists are now calculating alternative routes,” the carrier’s press service told.

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