Northern Iraq conflict scatters carriers

International airlines are steering clear of Iraq since fighting intensified during the first week of August which prompted US air strikes on Islamist fighters in northern Iraq.


Northern Iraq conflict scatters carriers


International airlines are steering clear of Iraq since fighting intensified during the first week of August which prompted US air strikes on Islamist fighters in northern Iraq. Flights to and from the Gulf and beyond, which typically would have taken airways through Iraq, have since favoured parallel routes over Iran instead, according to real-time flight tracking websites like Flightradar24.

com. The air routes over northern and eastern Iraq have typically been favored by international carriers for long-haul flights between Europe, the Middle East and Asia, despite many years of turmoil on the ground.