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

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.

world Updated: Jun 21, 2019 15:12 IST
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British Airways said it will adhere to guidance from the US Federal Aviation Administration to avoid parts of Iranian airspace. (AP file photo)
British Airways said it will adhere to guidance from the US Federal Aviation Administration to avoid parts of Iranian airspace. (AP file photo)( )
         

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 U.S. drone with a surface-to-air missile, sparking concerns about the safety threat to commercial airlines.

“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.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Jun 21, 2019 15:12 IST

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