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Air India, Vistara take detours on select overseas routes amid Middle East tensions

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As geopolitical issues flare up between countries in the volatile Middle East region, their effects are being felt in skies across the globe. In a new development impacting the aviation sector, several Indian carriers have been compelled to alter their flight routes.

In the wake of recent retaliation threats between Iran and Israel, both Air and Vistara have decided that select overseas flights must now avoid flying through disputed Iranian airspace. While details of alternate routes were not disclosed, sources indicate carriers are bypassing the area to prioritize passenger and crew safety.

With no let-up in tensions between the nations involved, this temporary change was deemed necessary. A spokesperson for Air India stated concerns over the “developing situation” drove the need to optimize paths. Similarly, Vistara noted contingency routes are in use until volatility subsides.

While optimal efficiency is impacted, continued monitoring of risks is ensuring operations face minimum disruption. The solo Indian airline serving Tel Aviv, Air India flies between New Delhi and Israel weekly. Regional instability underscores the need for nimble strategy to safeguard operations in a dynamic geopolitical .

As airline networks span continents, even conflicts beyond borders can constrain movement of people and goods. In responding quickly to protect its operations, Indian aviation demonstrates the effects of Middle Eastern instability are far-reaching despite geographical distance. Companies prioritizing safety showcase responsible handling of unpredictable crisis.

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