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AUA suspends more flights to the Middle East

AUA suspends more flights to the Middle East

The airline is reacting to the tense situation in the Middle East and suspending its flights to Amman, Erbil and Tel Aviv as a “precautionary measure.” Flights to and from Tehran have already been suspended until April 30.

After the overnight attack on Iran, airlines are reacting to the tense situation in the Middle East. Austrian Airlines informed APA on Friday that flights to Amman, Erbil and Tel Aviv will be suspended on Friday “as a precautionary measure.” An AUA spokeswoman said the security situation was being re-evaluated. Flights to and from Tehran have already been suspended until April 30.

“Austrian Airlines is constantly monitoring and assessing the security situation in the Middle East and is in close contact with the authorities. The safety of passengers and cabin crew is always our top priority,” the spokeswoman said.

Air traffic in Iran was partially suspended

Other airlines are also reacting to the developments. According to the Flight Radar 24 website, Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan airports in Iran have been temporarily closed. In addition, air traffic in the western part of the country was suspended for a few hours. Reuters news agency reported that airports and airspace were reopened in the morning.

Iran was attacked by drones on Friday night. According to informed sources, Israel is behind the attack. According to Iranian official media, three drones were shot down over the city of Isfahan in the center of the country.

Many turns

Before reopening airspace, Flydubai announced that it would cancel its flights to Iran on Friday. One of the previous flights returned to Dubai. An Iranian flight heading from Rome to Tehran was diverted to the Turkish capital, Ankara, according to data from the Flight Radar 24 website.

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Many airlines had already responded before the new escalation. Australia's Qantas announced on Saturday it will change its Perth-London flight route due to conflict in the Middle East and will add a refueling stop in Singapore to avoid Iranian airspace. On Wednesday, Lufthansa, AUA's parent company, extended the suspension of flights to Tehran until the end of the month. (Abba)

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