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?
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.
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Flights: US and Iran tensions escalated after a US-ordered airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani (Image: Getty Imges)
Flights: Iran has gone on to vow “severe revenge” following the assassination (Image: Getty Images)
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.