Air India Reroutes Flights Over Iranian Airspace. Diversions To Increase Flying Time

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Spokesperson for Air India, Dhananjay Kumar, says the airlines’ flights are being rerouted from over Iranian airspace due to tensions in the region. “The safety of our passengers and crew members comes first. In light of the tensions within the Iranian airspace a decision to temporarily reroute flights of Air India (AI) and Air India Express (AIX) overflying Iran has been taken”, Kumar said.

The diversions may lead to an increase in flying time by approximately 20 minutes for flights from Delhi and 30 to 40 minutes for flights from Mumbai. 

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“The situation is being closely monitored’, Kumar said.

Several international airlines have already diverted their flights over Iran and Iraq after Wednesday's missile strikes on US bases in Iraq by Iranian defence forces.

 

Iran launched over a dozen ballistic missiles at least two air bases that house US and coalition troops in Iraq. Irani media reports claim 80 “American Terrorists” have been killed in the missile strikes.

The strikes are in retaliation for the US killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani,

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