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Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines are suspending their flights to Tehran until Thursday

German carrier Lufthansa and Austrian subsidiary Austrian Airlines announced on Friday their decision to suspend their flights to and from Tehran at least until next Thursday, April 18. In addition, they announced that as a precaution their aircraft will not pass through the airspace of the Islamic Republic of Iran, against the background of the ongoing escalation of tension in the Middle East. “Due to the current situation” Lufthansa is suspending “its flights to or from Tehran until April 18, after a careful assessment” of the risks, a company spokesman explained. “The company will also not use Iranian airspace,” he added. The German group initially announced on Wednesday that it had suspended its flights until Thursday, then extended the measure until today (Saturday). In practice, services have been suspended since April 6. Austrian Airlines announced a similar measure. “The safety of our passengers and crew is our absolute priority,” the company explained […]
Source: News Beast

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