Due to fears of another commercial plane being shot out of the sky, Virgin Atlantic has banned flights over Iraq. This is just the latest airline to stop flying in Iraqi airspace. Emirates was the first to say it would find other routes, and LOT, Air France-KLM, and Air Berlin have all agreed to do the same.
Airlines are angry after it was assured of the safety of Ukraine’s airspace just before Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people on board. Yesterday, all the world’s aviation top members got together and agreed to set up a task force to deal with issues surrounding flight safety when it comes to war-torn countries.
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