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British Airways will follow US guidance to avoid parts of Iranian airspace

Published: June 21, 2019 17:59:33 | Updated: June 24, 2019 12:46:30


British Airways said on Friday it will adhere to guidance from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to avoid parts of Iranian airspace and its flights will continue to operate using alternative routes.

Thursday’s emergency order from the FAA came after Iran took down a high-altitude US drone with a surface-to-air missile, sparking concerns about the safety threat to commercial airlines, reports Reuters.

 “Our safety and security team are constantly liaising with authorities around the world as part of their comprehensive risk assessment into every route we operate,” a spokeswoman for IAG-owned British Airways said.

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