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US-Iran tensions force airlines to reroute flights
US-Iran tensions force airlines to reroute flights

Abu Dhabi, June 22 (TIWN) The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates has asked registered air operators to reroute their flights after Iran shot down a US reconnaissance drone over the Strait of Hormuz.

Given the current regional developments and as a precautionary measure, the UAE-registered air operators need to avoid operating in areas that could jeopardise safety and operations, Gulf news reported quoting a GCAA statement.

Earlier, Fly Dubai and Emirates said they had "adjusted some of their flight paths" after the US drone was shot down over the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.

"Fly Dubai is aware of the 'notice to airmen' (NOTAM) issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration for US-based airlines. Fly Dubai has adjusted some of the existing flight paths in the region. We continue to monitor the situation and make changes when necessary," a Fly Dubai spokesperson said on Friday.

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