The European organisation for Safety of Air Navigation (Eurocontrol), based in Belgium here has warned airlines operating in the Eastern Mediterranean of possible missile strikes in Syria in the next 72 hours.
Eurocontrol, the global organization working to achieve safe and seamless air traffic management across Europe, warned the air companies against possible risks of strikes in Syria over the course of the next 72 hours.
Trump on Tuesday canceled a planned trip to Latin America later this week to focus on responding to the Syria incident, the White House said.
On Monday, Trump warned of a quick and forceful response as soon as the identity of those responsible for the poison gas attack was established.
The Eurocontrol warning on its website did not specify the origin of any potential missile threat.
Europe's air traffic controllers have issued a "rapid alert" for airlines in the Eastern Mediterranean because of the possibility of missile strikes on Syria. The notification by Eurocontrol referred to an area wider than what is now controlled by Damascus but did not include the entire country.
Extra.ie has contacted airlines including Aer Lingus for comment.
EgyptAir is not now planning changes to flight paths following the warning, a source close to the matter said.
In 2017, North Korea tested missiles without warning, leading many airlines to change flight routes to avoid areas around the Sea of Japan.
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