HANOI, April 12 (Xinhua) -- National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines said that since April 11, it has diverted its flights from/to Europe away from the Black Sea area, which could be under influence of the rising tension in Syria, Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday.
The diverted flights included those from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City to Paris/Frankfurt/London and vice versa.
A representative of the airline said although the current air routes are far away from the fighting region, Vietnam Airlines decided to adjust the flying routes to ensure safety for passengers.
The carrier will closely monitor the situation and devise suitable flying routes in the coming time.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam announced that it has also made adjustments to avoid the area.