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More airlines have joined a growing list that are avoiding Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula following Saturday’s crash which killed 224 passengers and crew.
Emirates, Air Arabia and Flydubai are among the carriers that have rerouted flights. They join European airlines Air France-KLM and Lufthansa.
Qatar Airways, Jazeera Airways and Bahrain’s Gulf Air have also said they will not fly over the region, reports Reuters.
Russian authorities said the aircraft broke-up in mid-air but cannot say whether the crash was caused by mechanical failure or a missile that may have destroyed the plane.
All 224 people - 217 passengers and seven crew members - on the St Petersburg-bound plane died.
In a statement British Airways said it doesn’t discuss routes but added “we would never fly a route unless it was safe to do so".