|The diverted flights include those from Hà Nội and HCM City to Paris, Frankfurt and London and vice versa. — Photo chinhphu.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnam Airlines said since April 11, 2018, it has diverted its flights to and from Europe to avoid flying over the Black Sea due to rising tension in Syria.
The diverted flights include those from Hà Nội and HCM City to Paris, Frankfurt and London and vice versa.
A representative of the airline said although the current air routes were far from Syria, Vietnam Airlines decided to deviate the routes to ensure safety of passengers.
The carrier will closely monitor the situation and devise suitable flying routes in the coming time.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of Việt Nam announced that it had also made adjustments of flight direction since early this week to avoid the Black Sea region. — VNS