The German airline Lufthansa has announced that it has provisionally suspended flights to Tehran, following international tensions.
One of the company’s planes even turned around in mid-flight on Thursday.
On Wednesday, a Ukrainian Boeing crashed on the outskirts of Tehran, killing its 176 occupants. The aircraft was probably hit by a missile, according to some sources, but Iran ruled this theory out.
On Thursday, Lufthansa made a flight from Frankfurt to Tehran turn back as a precaution. The company justified its decision on the basis of the latest safety assessment of the airspace in the vicinity of the Iranian capital’s airport.