US Bans Airlines From Flying Over Iraq And Iran

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New York: After Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it would ban US carriers from operating in the airspace over Iraq, Iran, the Gulf of Oman and the waters between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Several non-US airlines had flights over parts of Iraq and Iran at the time, according to FlightRadar24 data. They are not directly affected by the FAA ban, but foreign carriers and their national regulators typically consider US advice carefully when deciding where to fly.

Both Singapore Airlines and Malaysia Airlines said they would divert flights from Iranian airspace.

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