Air India Reroutes Flights Over Iranian Airspace. Diversions To Increase Flying Time
“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,
A few more flights rerouting around Iraq + Iran. The two Emirates flights both fly to New York (EK205 via Milan), usually through Iraq. BA118 normally flies back to London through Iran. For many flights, however, it is business as usual. https://t.co/X1NZSmRH0z pic.twitter.com/4NhFdS3kCS— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) January 8, 2020