Lufthansa and global airlines avoid Iranian airspace

Baku, June 21, AZERTAC

A host of major carriers are rerouting flights away from the Strait of Hormuz after a US reconnaissance drone was shot down in the area. Airlines fear being mistakenly attacked. Lufthansa on Friday suspended flights over the Strait of Hormuz or the Gulf of Oman and surrounding areas of land. Flights to Tehran are to continue.

The decision, based on its own assessment, came from Germany's largest airline after Iran shot down a US drone with a surface-to-air missile.

The US carrier was joined by British Airways, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas Airways, and Singapore Airlines in rerouting flights to avoid the area.

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