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Qatar's A350-1000 pulls into the gate at DFW (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Airlines Work to Avoid Iranian, Iraqi Airspace

The Middle Eastern political instability that has seen an uptick as a result of the United States' killing of Iranian military leader Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani in Iraq is forcing some airlines to re-route flights around the two nations' airspace. According to the Associated Press, approximately 500 flights daily overfly the airspace controlled and managed by the two countries. That number, in turn, includes flights for dozens of airlines. Carriers from Europe and eastern Asia will be forced to alter…