Airlines reroute flights over Middle East amid #Iran tensions - is your flight ...

FLIGHTS crossing the Middle East are being rerouted amid escalating tensions in Iran following the killing of top Iranian general Qassem Soleimani. Are your holidays affected? Is war likely? This is what you need to know.

PUBLISHED: 08:51, Wed, Jan 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 09:24, Wed, Jan 8, 2020

Flights which cross the Middle East are being rerouted amid the Iran crisis. Tensions escalated after a US-ordered airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani. Iran has gone on to vow “severe revenge” following the assassination  - could World War Three be likely?

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The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has placed Ian and Iraq on its no-go list.

It has also updated its travel advice and issued warnings for such popular holiday destinations as Turkey, Dubai and Egypt.

Flights are now also being affected by the Iran threat.

Commercial airlines have begun rerouting flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

READ MORE: World War 3: Is Dubai safe as Iran tensions rocket? Latest warning

flights middle east iran news qantas singapore airlines malaysia latestFlights: US and Iran tensions escalated after a US-ordered airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani (Image: Getty Imges)

flights middle east iran news qantas singapore airlines malaysia latestFlights: Iran has gone on to vow “severe revenge” following the assassination (Image: Getty Images)

Which airlines are changing routes? Qantas

Australian carrier Qantas said it was altering its London to Perth routes to avoid Iran and Iraq airspace until further notice.

The longer route meant that Qantas would have to carry fewer passengers and more fuel to remain in the air for an extra 40 to 50 minutes.

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines said that "due to recent events" its planes would avoid Iranian airspace.

Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines also said that its flights to Europe would be rerouted to avoid Iran.

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