Aircraft Crash: Austrian Airlines Cancels Tehran Flights

Lifestyle & TravelTravel ♦ Published: January 10, 2020; 15:30 ♦ (Vindobona)

Austrian Airlines flights to the Iranian capital are cancelled for the time being. The reason is the unclear security situation in Iranian airspace.

The reason for the cancellation of the flights is "the changed assessment of the security situation", announced Austrian Airlines. / Picture: © Austrian Airlines / Flickr Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

Following the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, the Lufthansa Group, to which Austrian Airlines also belongs, is cancelling all flights for all parts of the group to and from Tehran up to and including 20 January.

On Thursday evening, Austrian Airlines had a plane to Tehran turned around during the flight after it became known that the Ukrainian Boeing 737 might have…