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Published: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 9:50:03 AM
Updated: Friday July 18, 2014 MYT 9:51:15 AM

Taiwan's Eva Air to avoid Ukraine airspace in response to crash

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Leading Taiwanese carrier Eva Airways Corp will change flight paths to avoid flying over Ukraine airspace in response to the crash of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner in the area, the company said Friday.

"Our planes will avoid entering Ukraine airspace effective immediately," a representative of the company said. "This will remain in effect indefinitely."

The representative said this will affect the paths of 20 round-trip flights.

Fellow Taiwanese carrier China Airlines Ltd said that their flights do not routinely enter Ukraine airspace and that flight paths have not changed.

(Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Stephen Coates)

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