June 22, 2019 / 10:44 PM / 8 months ago

Saudi Airlines shift flights away from Gulf of Oman, Strait of Hormuz

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian Airlines has altered the path of its international flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya said on Sunday, citing its own correspondent.

The U.S. aviation regulator barred its carriers from the area until further notice after Iran shot down a high-altitude, unmanned U.S. drone, sparking concerns about a threat to the safety of commercial airlines.

Reporting by Stephen Kalin, editing by G Crosse

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