Aug 16, 2021

Airlines reroute flights from Afghan airspace

Airlines have stopped flying through Afghan airspace after the country's civil aviation authority advised carriers to reroute. United Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic had stopped using airspace after the Taliban swept into the country's capital, Kabul. The ACAA said journeys through Kabul airspace would be uncontrolled. Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 said on Twitter that an Air India flight from Chicago to Delhi had changed course and exited Afghanistan's airspace shortly after entering, while a Terra Avia flight from Baku to Delhi was also changing course. Emirates has suspended flights to Kabul until further notice, the airline said on its website.

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