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Iran tensions

Singapore Airlines avoids Iran airspace as regional tension rises

Flights between SE Asia and Europe face disruption as country lies along route

Singapore Airlines has regular flights to more than 10 European cities. Other Asian carriers may follow its lead and divert flights away from Iranian airspace.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- Some Asian airlines are avoiding Iranian airspace as tensions between Tehran and Washington escalate following the killing of Iran's Gen. Qassem Soleimani by a U.S. drone in Iraq.

Singapore Airlines said Wednesday that it is diverting all flights to and from Europe away from Iranian airspace "in view of the latest developments in the region."

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