Major airlines cut their flights over Iraq and Iran

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The Federal Aviation Administration of Usa (FAA) and the Federal Agency of Air Transport of Russia (Rosaviatsia) have banned their commercial companies flying over the airspace of Iraq, Iran, and the gulfs Persian and Oman, after the missile attack launched by Tehran against two bases iraqis with american troops. Ukraine has also suspended all flights to Iran and to its airspace after a plane from your airline Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) is estrellase shortly after takeoff killing all 176 people on board.

Companies of other countries like Canada (Air Canada), France (Air France), Germany (Lufthansa), the Netherlands (KLM), Singapore (Singapore Airlines), Australia (Qantas), Dubai (Emirates and Flydubai), Qatar (Qatar Airways), South Korea (Korean Air), Vietnam (Vietnam Airlines) or Malaysia (Malaysia Airlines) have also decided to divert their flights to avoid the skies of iranian and iraqi.

In a statement, the federal agency that regulates civil aviation in the united States issued a "notice to mariners" (Notam) to inform them of the restriction. The FAA indicated that it "will continue to closely monitor the events in the middle East" and sharing information with the air carriers u.s. and the civil aviation authorities of foreign countries.

The measure, published on the Twitter account of the FAA, was adopted after the Pentagon confirmed that more than a dozen ballistic missiles impacted in the last few hours on two air bases that house u.s. troops in Iraq.

The intense tension between Iran and the US have focused attention on the possible effects of the aviation industry in one of the corridors of flight most active in the world, the axis between the middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa.

The Russian prime minister, Dmitri Medvedev, has ordered a review of the safety of flights and tourism in the middle East. And Aeroflot is the main airline of the eurasian country, has assured that has already developed alternative routes, following the recommendation of the Federal Agency of Air Transport of Russia, according to a company representative quoted by the agency Interfax.

airlines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Emirates and Flydubai cancelled this Wednesday its flights to Baghdad. "In light of the events in the region, all flights of Singapore Airlines (SIA) to and from Europe not sobrevolarán iranian airspace. We will continue to monitor the situation carefully", a spokesman said the company's asian in a press release. "Due to the recent events in Iran, Malaysia Airlines avoid the airspace troubled Iran," have also pointed out from this company in a information collected by EFE.

"as a precaution and following the announcement of the bombing raids that take place, Air France has decided to suspend until further order the flights in the space of iranian and iraqi," adds a spokesperson of the entity French.

Date Of Update: 08 January 2020, 18:00

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