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US President Donald Trump said late on Thursday that an Iranian drone was destroyed after threatening an American naval vessel at the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz.
President Donald Trump has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, but he also held out hope that implicit US threats to use force will yield talks with the Islamic Republic as the Pentagon
The airline said that these changes will cause delays on some departures from Abu Dhabi, "due to increased congestion in available airspace, and will increase journey times on some routes."
Emirates spokesman said in a statement, "We are carefully monitoring the ongoing developments and are in close contact with the relevant government authorities with regards to our flight operations, and will make further operational changes if the need arises."
Airlines including British Airways, Qantas and KLM said they were suspending flights over the Strait of Hormuz in line with a ban by US authorities, after Iran shot down a US drone.