National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said since January 8, it has diverted its flights from/to Europe away from areas which could be influenced by the rising tension in the Middle East.
|Vietnam Airlines' air route to Europe. The green line illustrates its usual route while the red line shows the adjusted one (Photo: VNA) |
The carrier’s current flights to Europe do not fly over Iran and Iraq, however, Vietnam Airlines decided to adjust the routes to ensure safety for passengers.
A representative of the airline said the adjustment could prolong flight duration and will last until tensions subside.
Meanwhile, passengers travelling from/to Europe are advised to update information on the airline’s website www.vietnamairlines.com, its Facebook page and the hotline 1900 1100.