SIA has rerouted its flights since July to avoid the trajectory of North Korean missiles
As a safety precaution in response to North Korea’s unpredictable missile launches, Singapore’s flagship airline made the very apt decision to change its flight routes that could potentially pass over the test areas.
Channel NewsAsia found out that Singapore Airlines (SIA) has taken steps to reroute its Seoul-Los Angeles flights since July this year, following Pyongyang’s July 27 missile launch into the Sea of Japan. The isolated regime had been testing an intercontinental ballistic missile that, for the first time, appeared capable of reaching the West Coast of the United States.
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Despite North Korea being obliged to give prior notice of any activity that could potentially threaten the safety of civilian aircraft as a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization, it repeatedly conducted missile tests without warning.
The closest shave was on Nov 29, where crew on at least three commercial flights from Korean Air and Cathay Pacific reportedly saw the North Korean missile in the air before it blew up near their location.
As for SIA, it has long taken measures to prevent such alarming views.
“Currently, our flight routings do not transverse in the vicinity of the missile trajectory as we have taken earlier steps to avoid the northern part of the Sea of Japan,” noted an SIA spokesperson to Channel NewsAsia.
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