od-bwh
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BEY Eastbound Flights Routing Avoiding Syria

Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:09 pm

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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cf105arrow
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RE: BEY Eastbound Flights Routing Avoiding Syria

Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:41 pm

It is a security issue. It is costlier to detour but safer. It started a few months ago.
 
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RE: BEY Eastbound Flights Routing Avoiding Syria

Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:50 pm

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.
 
LAXintl
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RE: BEY Eastbound Flights Routing Avoiding Syria

Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:23 pm

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
http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1362362653.html

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