Lufthansa, Air France avoid flying over Sinai

2015-10-31 19:59
A piece of clothing lies at the site where the plane crashed, killing all 224 on board. (AP)

A piece of clothing lies at the site where the plane crashed, killing all 224 on board. (AP)

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Berlin/Paris - Two of Europe's largest airlines have decided to avoid flying over the Sinai peninsula while they wait for clarity on what caused a Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers and crew to crash in the area on Saturday.

German carrier Lufthansa and Air France-KLM have decided to avoid the area for safety reasons, spokespersons for the carriers said on Saturday.

"We took the decision to avoid the area because the situation and the reasons for the crash were not clear," a Lufthansa spokesperson said. "We will continue to avoid the area until it is clear what caused the crash."

Lufthansa has less than 10 flights a day that cross the area, she said.

"Air France confirms it has set up, as a precaution, measures to avoid flights over the zone of Sinai," the spokesperson for the carrier said.

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