July 18, 2014 / 12:25 AM / 3 years ago

Australia's Qantas shifted Ukraine flight path several months ago

SYDNEY, July 18 (Reuters) - Australia’s Qantas Airways said on Friday it had shifted the flight path for its London to Dubai route over Ukraine some 400 nautical miles to the south several months ago.

A Qantas spokesman declined to comment on the reasons for the shift, which came amid heightened tensions between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels.

A Malaysian airliner was brought down in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people on board. (Reporting By Jane Wardell; Editing by Paul Tait)

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