LONDON (Reuters) - Major airlines have rerouted or cancelled flights on Wednesday to avoid airspace over Iraq and Iran following an Iranian missile strike on United States-led forces in Iraq.
Here is a rundown of measures taken by carriers so far:
Dubai-based Emirates Airline cancelled a return flight to Baghdad.
United Arab Emirates airline flydubai cancelled a flight to Baghdad.
France's airline KLM Air France
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Vietnam Airlines has rerouted flights.
Taiwan's largest carrier China Airlines <2610.TW> will not fly over either country.
Malaysia Airlines does not fly over Iraqi airspace and said it would avoid Iranian airspace.
Singapore Airlines Ltd
Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd
Russia's aviation authority told its air carriers to avoid flights in the airspace of Iraq, Iran, the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Transport Canada said Air Canada
(Compiled by Josephine Mason and Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Gareth Jones and David Evans)
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Updated Date: Jan 09, 2020 00:07:02 IST