The announcement came days after Iran shot down an unmanned U.S. spy drone. Ashwani Lohani, Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director said, “No substantial effect on Air India flights. Details are being worked out for rerouting on incoming flights.” Major airlines around the world have already rerouted their aircraft and after this decision India had became one of them. To stay away from flying over parts of Iran airlines like Malaysia Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines and American-registered airlines are adjusting their flight paths.
All Indian operators in consultation with DGCA have decided to avoid the affected part of Iranian Airspace to ensure safe travel for the passengers. They will re-route flights suitably.— DGCA (@DGCAIndia) June 22, 2019
India Takes Big Decision Amid Us-Iran Tension
Amid rising geopolitical stress between the US and Iran, including all UAE airlines many leading airlines around the world are rerouting some of their flight paths to avoid Iranian airspace. India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DCGA) announced on its twitter that all Indian airlines have made a decision to avoid the affected parts of the Iranian airspace.