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9th January, 2020

Wizz Air avoiding Iraq and Iran

Wizz Air has not had to cancel any of its flights as a result of new tensions in the Middle East, the airline announced on Wednesday.

It added that its flights will avoid Iraqi and Iranian airspace for security considerations.

Wizz Air flies to Dubai from Hungary, Poland, Ukraine and Bulgaria.

A Ukrainian International Airlines flight crashed in Iran on Wednesday morning, killing all 176 people on board. The cause of the crash remains unknown.

Wizz Air said it is continuously monitoring events and is in contact with authorities.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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