Etihad Airways is reportedly set to take alternative routes over the Gulf of Oman.
According to news publication The National, the airline has warned tourists of potential delays on a number of flights to and from Abu Dhabi due to increased congestion.
A spokesperson told the publication: “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.
“The safety of our passengers and staff is the highest priority for Etihad Airways, and we are continually engaging with regulatory authorities and conducting our own risk assessments to ensure that our standards are not compromised.”
Other Middle Eastern airlines such as Emirates and FlyDubai have also reportedly taken alternative routes for the foreseeable future.