Govt tips airlines amid rising tensions between Iran and Israel, know details – India TV Hindi

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Amid rising tensions in West Asia, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has asked all airlines to assess their level of risk for international flight operations. Air India, Vistara, IndiGo and various international airlines have opted for alternative flight routes to Western countries. Airlines are not operating flights from Iranian airspace in view of rising tensions between Iran and Israel.

Speaking to news agency PTI, Civil Aviation Secretary Vumlin Mang Wolnam said that all airlines have been asked to assess their own risk regarding their flight operations. He said that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is cooperating and communicating with all the airlines. He is also in touch with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The secretary gave this information when asked whether the ministry or the DGCA had given any advice to all airlines amid the growing crisis in West Asia.

Iran attacked Israel.

Recently, Iran fired dozens of drones and missiles at Israel in retaliation. After that, Israel said that it will respond to this attack by Iran. Due to which there is tension in the area.

The airlines changed the route.

Air India operates some of its international flights on alternate routes to India. Vistara has also changed some of its flight routes due to the crisis in West Asia. Air India has temporarily suspended its flights to Tel Aviv. Supriya Banerjee, vice-president and head of corporate ratings at rating agency ICRA, said on the West Asia crisis that commercial airlines may have to go a long way to comply with ‘no-fly’ rules, which could lead to fuel shortages. Prices will increase. Banerjee said that if the problem persists, it will also affect international air travel in adjacent geographical areas. Geopolitical developments will also put pressure on crude oil prices and aviation fuel (ATF) prices.

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