EASA gives EU airliners greenlight for return to Iran, Iraq airspace

TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (MNA) – EU Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said on Wednesday that European airlines can now return to Iranian and Iraqi air space.

"The Integrated EU Aviation Security Risk Assessment Group met on Jan. 28, 2020 to assess the most recent information related to the safety and security of commercial air transport over Iran and Iraq. As an outcome of this meeting, the temporary recommendations issued by European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the EC Commission on Jan. 8, 2020, recommending avoidance of all overflights of Iraq as a precautionary measure, and on Jan. 11, 2020, recommending avoidance of all overflights of Iran as a precautionary measure, have been withdrawn," EASA said in a statement.

"On the basis of the latest information, the Group reaffirmed the position stated in the current published Conflict Zone Information Bulletins (CZIB) for overflights of Iran and Iraq airspace. CZIB-2017-04R5 for Iraq advises airlines to avoid overflights of Iraq except in two specific air corridors. CZIB-2020-01R0 for Iran advises against overflights of Iran at levels below 25,000 feet," it added.

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