In a statement issued through its Twitter handle, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said, "Indian operators, in consultation with the DGCA, have chose to avoid the affected part of Iranian airspace to ensure safe travel for passengers".
In a statement issued through its Twitter handle, the DGCA said, "Indian operators, in consultation with the DGCA, have made a decision to avoid the affected part of Iranian airspace to ensure safe travel for passengers".
"FAA remains concerned about the escalation of tension and military activity within close proximity to high volume civil air routes and the Iran's willingness to use long-range (surface-to-air missiles) in worldwide airspace with little to no warning", the agency said.
"There were numerous civil aviation aircraft operating in the area at the time of the intercept", said the FAA, adding that its prohibition would stay in place until further notice.
The move comes following an emergency order issued by US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday prohibiting US air carriers from flying in Iran-controlled airspace over the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman due to heightened tensions.
-Cathay Pacific said on Friday its flights will not fly in the airspace above the Strait of Hormuz and will review areas of concern to ensure all flight routes remain safe.
Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani said, "No substantial effect on Air India flights". Etihad said safety was paramount and the airline has "agreed to change a number of the flight paths we operate to and from the Arabian Gulf".
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"We hope that our enemies do not make such mistakes again, " said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi in an interview with state broadcaster IRIB.
Besides, hours earlier, the United Airlines had cancelled flights between New Jersey's Newark airport and Mumbai, India's financial capital city. An airline spokesperson said: "Air Arabia is aware of the notice issued by the FAA for United States based airlines".
Tensions in the region escalated in May 2018, when the United States pulled out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and re-imposed sanctions on the West Asian nation, particularly targeting its oil sector.
The FAA previously warned of risk in the region, but Friday's warning threw into stark relief a danger both it and analysts warned was real after the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine in 2014.
Tensions between the USA and Iran have been on the rise since the Trump administration withdrew from a 2015 nuclear accord between the two nations.
President Donald Trump said the us was "cocked & loaded" to attack three sites in Iran before he halted the assault over concerns about casualties.
On Sunday, Saudi Arabian Airlines altered the path of its worldwide flights away from the Gulf of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz, Reuters reported, citing the state-run Saudi Al-Arabiya broadcaster.