Airlines canceling flights near Iran after drone was shot down
United Airlines has suspended one of its flights and other airlines are re-routing planes to avoid the Gulf of Oman.
This, after Iran downed an American drone operating in the area.
"Given current events in Iran, United has conducted a thorough safety and security review of our India service through Iranian airspace," United said in a statement.
The move to suspend service came as the Federal Aviation Administration banned US airlines from operating planes over parts of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
The US regulator said in a statement that "heightened military activities and increased political tensions" in the region could "place commercial flights at risk."