No Korean Carriers Fly Over Ukraine Crash Route

Korean flag carriers Korean Air and Asiana Airlines have been avoiding Ukrainian airspace since before the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday.

Korean Air last Friday said it has been making a detour around the crisis zone since March.

Asiana flights have never passed through Ukrainian airspace but fly the northern Russian route, a spokesman said.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jul. 21, 2014 09:47 KST