36-hour delay as their airline plotted a new route because of US-Iran tensions

36-hour delay as their airline plotted a new route because of US-Iran tensions


08.Jan.2020

  • Passengers flying between the UK and India were delayed for more than 36 hours over the weekend, with airline TUI blaming “airspace restrictions” in the Middle East for the travel nightmare.
  • Tensions have flared in the region since the US assassinated Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Iraq last week, prompting the US and UK to advise against going to the country.
  • TUI ultimately flew passengers on an altered route that did not fly over Iraq, but did not explain what restrictions are in place.
  • Many other airlines are still flying routes that take their planes over Iraq.
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