Airlines Modify Flight Routes Amid Developments in Syria
Air France planes wait on the tarmac to take off at Nice International Airport in southern France. Regis Duvignau / Reuters
Air France is probably one of many airlines rerouting to avoid Syria; at this point, doing anything else would be irresponsible.
Air France has modified the timing of one of its two daily return flights between Paris and Beirut, as the specter grows of possible western military intervention in Syria, an airline spokeswoman said on Thursday.
“Air France has changed its flight schedule to and from Beirut,” the spokeswoman said, adding this followed developments in the Middle East.
She would not confirm whether the move was to avoid night flights or give details of the changes.
(Reporting by James Regan; Editing by David Holmes). Copyright (2013) Thomson Reuters. Click for restrictions.