Iran Air's A321 arrives in Tehran (Photo: Mohammad Ali Marizad [CC BY 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

FAA Prohibits U.S. Carriers from Persian Gulf Airspace, Other Airlines Reroute Aircraft

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to all U.S. air carriers, commercial operators and those pilots issued with FAA airman certificates prohibiting overflying the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman due to “heightened military activities and increased political tensions.” The order comes after several days of events which have seen the U.S. President condemn Iran for the shooting down on Wednesday of a “U.S. unmanned aircraft system" and the alleged mining of neighboring…