25 Feb, 2022 @ 18:45
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Iberia and British Airways flights rerouted to avoid Russian airspace after Ukraine invasion

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Iberia planes on the runway of Madrid Barajas-Adolfo Suarez Airport " (Photo by Fer Capdepon Arroyo/Pacific Press)

British Airways and Spanish carriers Iberia and Vueling has said it will re-route its aircraft to avoid flying over Russian airspace.

IAG also said it would cancel all flights to Russia in protest at Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Chief executive Luis Gallego, the CEO of IAG announced the move a day after the invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. “We took the decision to cancel the flight… to Moscow today,” he said on Friday.

The airline conglomerate said it would re-route scheduled flights to Singapore and Dubai so as to avoid flying over Russia, he added.

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Fiona Govan

Fiona Govan joined The Olive Press in March 2021. She moved to Spain in 2006 to be The Daily Telegraph’s Madrid correspondent and then worked for six years as Editor of The Local Spain. She lives in Madrid’s Malasaña district with her dog Rufus.

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