Australia directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz

 

Australia directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz

Sydney - The restriction will mean a slight change to the route for flights between Australia and London.

By Reuters

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Published: Fri 21 Jun 2019, 11:57 AM

Last updated: Fri 21 Jun 2019, 2:32 PM

Australia's flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd, said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone in the region.
The restriction will mean a slight change to the route for flights between Australia and London, the airline said in a statement.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S. operators from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions.



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