No flights over war zones: TWU (

August 7, 2014

The Abbott government must step in to re-route Qantas and other Australian flights away from conflict zones in the wake of the MH17 tragedy, a union leader says.

Transport Workers Union (TWU) national secretary Tony Sheldon said travellers should have the right to know if their plane is travelling over a war zone.

“The airlines have been left to make the decision to throw the dice,” he said at Trades Hall in Sydney.

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