Etihad Halts Flights over Ukraine




Etihad has diverted all flights away from Ukrainian airspace in the light of Thursday’s MH17 tragedy in which 298 people died.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the Abu Dhabi-based airline said: “We would like to advise guests that we have rerouted all of our flight paths to avoid all Ukrainian airspace.

“The safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance, and we will continue to monitor the security situation closely.”

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Donetsk Oblast, a rebel-held region about 40km from the Ukraine-Russia border.


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