Lufthansa and Austrian cancel flights to and from Tehran due to uncertain security

Lufthansa and Austrian cancel flights to and from Tehran due to uncertain security
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  • calendar-gray 10 January 2020

Germany’s flagship carrier Lufthansa said on Friday that its group airlines were cancelling flights to and from Tehran until Jan. 20 inclusive due to the uncertain security situation of the airspace around the Iranian capital, APA reports citing Reuters.

Lufthansa said the move was a “precautionary measure” and it would decide if and when its flights to Iran would resume when it had more information.

U.S. officials said on Thursday that the government believed Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner shortly after Iran fired missiles at two U.S. military bases in Iraq, while Iran was on high alert.

Austrian Airlines said it was canceling its flight to Tehran on Friday, two days after a passenger plane crashed in Iran killing all 176 people on board.

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