Com­mer­cial flights rerouted

Antelope Valley Press - - BUSINESS -

NEW DELHI — Com­mer­cial air­lines are rerout­ing flights through­out the Mid­dle East to avoid po­ten­tial dan­ger dur­ing height­ened ten­sions be­tween the United States and Iran. Jum­bled sched­ules could af­fect as many as 15,000 pas­sen­gers per day, lengthen flight times by an av­er­age of 30 to 90 min­utes, and se­verely bruise the bot­tom line for air­lines, in­dus­try an­a­lysts said. There is anx­i­ety that the con­flict be­tween the long­time foes could in­ten­sify fol­low­ing Ira­nian bal­lis­tic mis­sile strikes Wednesday on two Iraqi bases that house US troops. The at­tacks were re­tal­i­a­tion for the US killing of Ira­nian Revo­lu­tion­ary Guard Gen Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike near Baghdad last week.

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