Indian Airlines suspend flights over Iranian airspace due US pressure
*NEW DELHI - Air India and other Indian airlines will reroute flights to avoid Iranian air space, an official said Saturday, as tensions ratchet up following Tehran’s downing of a US drone.*
A spokesman for the country’s biggest state-run carrier said it was told to alter its flight paths by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — the aviation regulator, *India Today* link reported.
“Air India has received the DGCA notice regarding operations in the Iranian airspace and we are monitoring the situation,” said Dhananjay Kumar.
“We will take appropriate actions whenever necessary to prevent inconvenience to passengers,” he said.