NEWARK – United cancels USA INDIA flights and put a temporary suspension on daily direct flights between Newark and India due to growing concern over possible attacks on commercial airliners after Iran shot down a US military surveillance drone on Thursday.
Other international carriers, such as Emirates and Etihad, have also redirected or canceled flights to avoid flying over the Tehran flight information region.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued a statement warning against “the escalation of military activity and political tension in the region, which presents an inadvertent risk to US civil aviation operations and a risk of misspelling. calculation or identification. “
“On June 19, 2019, as Iran fired on a US unmanned aircraft system, an Iranian air-to-air missile was used to destroy the US civilian aircraft,” continued.
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A spokesman for United Airlines said the airline would suspend flights to Mumbai and Delhi from Friday to September 1. United would offer full reimbursement of reserved flights to Indian airports, according to a carrier statement. According to the statement, the cancellations are due both to current events in the Middle East and the continued closure of Pakistan’s airspace.
The intensification of tensions with Iran came as a result of the destruction of an American drone by an Iranian surface-to-air missile on Thursday. The $ 100 million drone was larger than a Boeing 737 airliner.
Directly from United source :BOM and DEL service suspended
Given current events in the Middle East and the continued closure of Pakistani airspace, we have decided to suspend our service between India (Mumbai and Delhi) and New York/Newark until September 1. We are contacting our customers to provide this update and assist those who may need to make other travel arrangements, including rebooking on other airlines or offering full refunds. Additionally, we will remain in close contact with relevant government authorities throughout the suspension in order to provide our customers with the latest updates and most efficient travel experience under these circumstances.