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AI to avoid Ukraine airspace

All 295 people on board a Malaysia Airlines plane were killed on Thursday after the aircraft was shot down in the war-torn region

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Air India has rerouted its Europe and US-bound  flights to avoid the Ukrainian airspace.

Air India’s non-stop flights to and from New York, Newark and Chicago fly through the Ukranian airspace and the airline is reworking its flight routes to steer clear of the region. Flights to Europe also use routes passing over Ukraine depending upon wind and climate conditions.

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Air India and Jet Airways have already been avoiding airspace around Sevastapol in Crimean region. On Thursday instructions were issued to completely avoid Ukraine.

“We have issued orders that all flights will avoid Ukraine airspace. The safety of the passengers is paramount,” Air India chairman Rohit Nandan said in a text message.

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