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BEY Eastbound Flights Routing Avoiding Syria  
User currently offlineOD-BWH From Canada, joined Jan 2002, 406 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4278 times:

Several flights departing BEY bound east (Jordan, Gulf) are flying over the Mediterranean > Sinai Peninsula > Jordan; whereas they would typically be routed over Syria > Jordan or Syria > Iraq.

I noticed EK, EY, QR, FDB, are doing that (avoiding Syria); but the most striking one is RJ flight AMM-BEY-AMM, which I guess is doubling the flight time!

I don't think its a security issue, because some flights are still using the Syrian airspace (ME, KU, J9, and EK sometimes). I don't think it's political either, because Syrianair is using the Jordanian airspace, so definitely, RJ is not avoiding Syria for political reasons.

Any idea what's going on?


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User currently offlineCF105Arrow From Canada, joined Oct 2007, 334 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4175 times:

It is a security issue. It is costlier to detour but safer. It started a few months ago.

User currently offlineSCQ83 From United States of America, joined Oct 2012, 2573 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4158 times:

How is then BEY-AMM flown? All the way to Egypt and back over the Gulf of Aqaba / Saudi? Can RJ fly over Israel to Lebanon? (I know RJ flies over Israel from Europe.. but I don't know if they are able to do that on their way to BEY.

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29172 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3976 times:

Here is a article about Royal Jordanian no longer using Syrian airspace.

They say its due to security concerns

Royal Jordanian Stops Flying Over Syria


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