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The Middle East Airlines decision to reroute flights to avoid Syria went into effect Wednesday evening in response to a warning from Europe's air safety watchdog.MEA's decision went into effect starting 8 p.m. local time and will last until Friday night when the situation will be reassessed, according to a statement from Public Works and Transport Minister Youssef Fenianos. A source at Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut confirmed to The Daily Star that MEA made the decision to reroute flights set to pass through Syrian airspace, and added that updated flight durations and routes were announced.
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