Ukraine International Airlines plane crash
Updated: 8 January 2020
Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 to Ukraine's capital Kyiv crashed just after taking off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran this morning. We currently do not have any clients in Iran.
We have worked with Ukraine International Airlines for several years as a trusted airline partner – the airline is IOSA accredited, meaning its operational and safety standards are fully in line with the highest level of international aviation safety. The airline is approved to fly in European airspace by EASA and also in US Airspace by the FAA – these safety oversight bodies have no concerns over its safety status.
We will issue an update should we receive further information. Our sympathies are with all those affected but remain confident in our continued relationship.
Ethiopia - unrest in Oromia region
Updated: 17 January 2020
We have been closely monitoring the developments in Ethiopia’s Oromia region this season, and have so far taken the decision to reroute trips until April 2020 due to unrest and instability in the Oromia region.
On 31 October 2019, the British Foreign Advice removed advice about these protests, however, our local team in Ethiopia, including tour leaders, are not confident the unrest is completely over as the situation locally remains tense and unpredictable. Please rest assured we’re monitoring the situation and any decisions taken are in our customers' best interests.
Iran – change to British Foreign Office travel advice
Updated: 10 January 2020
Unfortunately the most recent events between the US and Iran have led to a change in the British Foreign Office travel advice for Iran; advice is now against all travel to Iran. In light of these events, we have cancelled trips to Iran up to April 2020. All other 2020 dates are still scheduled to operate and this will be reviewed again at the end of January.
If you have queries or concerns over your trip to Iran please call us to discuss your options.