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EK Avoiding Syrian Airspace?  
User currently offlinesomething From United Kingdom, joined May 2011, 1633 posts, RR: 21
Posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Tracking my sister's flight home on flightradar24.com had me notice that invariably all EK flights seemed to avoid Syrian airspace, at least today. Can't say if this is a one-off or regularly occurence, but what's more interesting is that virtually all other flights (Qatar, Austrian, Lufthansa, TNT, AeroLogic etc.) did not make such a detour. If EK avoids Syrian airspace to save overflight fees, why don't all airlines do it? Given that EK serves DAM twice daily it can't be a political issue either.

Neither forum nor Google search yielded any results of substance. I'd be enthralled if this thread did.

Aircraft from North to South EK95, EK85, EK5, EK137 and EK91 all the way down on the purple line; at that aircraft's 10 o'clock position is AUA839 that flew right through Syria
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User currently offlinelightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 13551 posts, RR: 100
Reply 1, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2865 times:
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Interesting. I'm simply giving this thread a bump as I would like to know more.

Serious question, I only see one aircraft in Syrian airspace at the time. Is there a high ATC charge, issues with radar? ATC attention diverted to military ops?

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User currently offlinemusapapaya From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1098 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2699 times:

Talking about this, I heard long time ago (confirmed by the Pilotyeye DVD) that Swiss flights to HKG or PVG cant go through Russia, is it still true? I am on a flight with them on thursday!

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User currently offlinetheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

Is it maybe that there is no one nearby with a reciever that is feeding in to Flight Radar, so aircraft are flying through, but just not picked up?!

User currently offlinemigair54 From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 1922 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (2 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2219 times:

It could be military restriction over Syrian airspace for some "operations".

Quoting musapapaya (Reply 2):
Talking about this, I heard long time ago (confirmed by the Pilotyeye DVD) that Swiss flights to HKG or PVG cant go through Russia, is it still true? I am on a flight with them on thursday!

Long time ago almost nobody was allow to overfly Russia and they used to fly via ANC or via India to south china, but nowadays they are allow to do and they can fly direct.

I don´t know now, but before El Al use to have a very big detour when flying to BKK.


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