SIA diverts flights from Iranian airspace

Singapore Airlines (SIA) said Wednesday, January 8, that it is diverting all of its flights away from Iranian airspace.

In an email statement, Singapore's national carrier said, "All SIA flight routes are being diverted from the Iranian airspace."

Screenshot: Flightradar24
Screenshot: Flightradar24

The airline did not provide a reason for the diversion, which came after Iran fired ballistic missiles at Iraqi military bases hosting US-led forces.

In a tweet, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it has banned US carriers from flying over Iraq, Iran, as well as the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.  

 

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Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.

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