Belavia diverts flights from Iranian, Iraqi airspace
Belarus temporarily bans its national flag carrier from flying over Iran and Iraq following the Ukrainian plane crash in Teheran.
Belavia will temporarily divert flights from the Iranian and Iraqui airspace following the Ukrainian Airlines plane crash which killed all 176 people onboard near Teheran, the Belarusian airlines said in a statement. Other airlines have made a similar decision over aviation safety concerns.
Belavia operates only one flight above that region - a chartered flight Minsk-Dubai once a week. The next flight will depart Minsk on Friday, 10 January.