May 20, 2024

The state of affairs within the Center East acquired extra heated in a single day after Iran determined to answer Israel’s bombings of its embassy in Damascus by sending some drones and missiles to Israel, of which most had been intercepted.

A number of airspace closures look like occurring within the Center East, and it’s unclear how lengthy they’ll final.

United Airways has canceled most weekend flights to the area, together with these to Tel Aviv, Dubai, and Amman.

Swiss has knowledgeable that a number of flights from Asia have to take a detour, which is able to lead to a refueling break in Vienna.

Qatar Airways has canceled Sunday morning flight from Tehran to Doha, however the second flight continues to be exhibiting as working.

The airspace closure wouldn’t normally have a lot impression, however most Western airways are avoiding Russian Airspace resulting from its battle with Ukraine. This has resulted in hours longer flights than common between Europe and Asia, which normally route via the Center East in the meanwhile.

My Helsinki – Osaka Routing in January avoiding the Russian airspace:

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Let’s hope that the tensions quickly ease within the Center East and that there’s a resolution for the Palestine state of affairs (I wouldn’t maintain my breath).

I’m scheduled to fly from Singapore to Europe early on Wednesday, and it’s attention-grabbing to see the flight route. Fortunately, I’ve loads of transit time between the flights in Rome.