JoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 9 Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3528 times:
The opening statement of a BBC news report mentions that a BA flight did not land in DAM due to security reasons. Was that a once-off or have all DAM flights been halted?
The announcement that Sunday's British Airways flight from London was not allowed to land in Damascus "for security reasons" was greeted with irritation by those on board (myself included).
It meant flying on to the final destination, the Jordanian capital Amman, and then driving to the Syrian capital in an exhausting overnight slog.
But the same information was greeted with more concern by Syrians on the ground, some of whom took it to mean that Israeli air attacks might be imminent, targeting their infrastructure in the same way that Lebanon's has been hit in the last week.
BAxMAN From St. Helena, joined May 2004, 671 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3333 times:
Amman, Aleppo and Damascus are still in the schedules, but they are all listed as 'Probable' rather than 'Confirmed' for the next couple of days. I think KJ are taking this on a flight by flight, day by day basis as they judge whether it is safe to fly to the region.
If flights have been cancelled, it will upset a lot of the ambulance chasers who are looking to get to the region ASAP. Many of the ignorant fools are even stunned to discover that they ain't gonna see much of Syrian airspace without a visa.