Air India, Jet to avoid airspace over war-torn eastern Ukraine

Last Updated: Thu, Jul 17, 2014 23:55 hrs

New Delhi: Indian carriers, Air India and Jet Airways, are likely to avoid the airspace of war-torn eastern Ukraine in view of reported shooting down of a Malaysian airliner in which all 295 people on board were killed today.

Air India will abide by any international advisory "to avoid airspace over conflict zone like Ukraine", an Air India official said.

Aviation sources said airlines have to take a call on there routing to America and European destinations.

There are several routes to go to the US and europe and airlines have to take a call whether to abide by global aviation advisory on the such issues, they said.

All 295 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed today after the aircraft was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine near the Russian border.

The Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew and could have been brought down by a ground-to-air missile.

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