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Airlines

Lufthansa says avoiding Afghan airspace until further notice

BERLIN, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Lufthansa is rerouting flights to avoid Afghan airspace until further notice, a spokesperson said on Monday, after insurgents took control of the presidential palace in Kabul.

“All Lufthansa Group Airlines are suspending overflights of Afghanistan until further notice,” the spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

As a result, the flight time to India and other destinations will be extended by up to one hour, the spokesperson added. (Reporting by Ilona Wissenbach Writing by Caroline Copley, editing by Kirsti Knolle)

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