British Airways to keep flying over Iraq

August 4, 2014 1:48 am

British Airways said it would continue flying over Iraq, despite concerns over the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, BBC has reported. Willie Walsh, Chief Executive of British Airways, said “We fly over Iraq because we consider it safe. If we thought Iraq was unsafe we would not fly over Iraq.”Qantas has become the latest airline to say it will divert planes to avoid flying through Iraqi airspace. BA said it would be reviewing its decision on a daily basis. The airline said flights from the UK to destinations including Dubai and Doha would normally cross Iraqi airspace.