the Russian airline to develop alternative routes of flights over the territory of Iraq and Iran, and the Persian and Oman gulfs. Following the corresponding recommendations of the Federal air transport Agency changed the routes “Aeroflot” and “Victory”.
“the Company is in constant contact with aviation authorities of Iran and the United Arab Emirates and are ready to take urgent measures to ensure flight safety, – quotes “Interfax” the representative of “Aeroflot”.
the spokesman added that the carrier together with the foreign Ministry and other agencies, is closely monitoring the situation.
In turn, the representative of “Victory” told reporters that the company is also calculated alternative routes and “waiting for official guidance of the Federal air transport Agency”.
according to TASS, the path of the overflight of Iraq and Iran are developing “Ural airlines” and S7.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to assess the safety of tourism and travel in the region. Such errand he gave the Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov, the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, transport Minister Eugene Dietrich, head of the Ministry Maxim Oreshkin.
As reported the press Secretary of the Prime Minister Oleg Osipov, Medvedev also demanded to prepare proposals to ensure the security of Russian citizens, taking into account different scenarios of the situation in the middle East.
on the night of 8 January, Tehran has declared the beginning of military operations, which became a response to Washington in the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. Iran has made a missile attack on the military base in Iraq, where American troops are placed. Soleimani was liquidated on 3 January during an American airstrike.
in Addition, on the morning of January 8 after taking off from the airport of Tehran crashed Ukrainian passenger liner Boeing 737. On Board of the “International airlines of Ukraine” was 167 passengers and 9 crew members, all heand died. The majority of victims – citizens of Iran, also among the victims were immigrants from the Ukraine, Canada, Sweden, Afghanistan, Germany and the UK.
After the incident, Ukraine decided to suspend flights over the territory of Iran till the end of investigation of causes of the tragedy.