British Airways redirects its flights away from the Hormuz strait following an escalation of tensions in the region, the airline said Friday.
"Our aircraft continues to operate using alternative routes," it said in a statement adding that the decision was in accordance with the guidance issued by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The move follows messages from other airlines, including KLM and Qantas, to do the same, all citing security issues.
"Our security and safety team is in constant contact with authorities around the world as part of their comprehensive risk assessment on each route we operate."
The FAA on Thursday night issued a notice to US airlines that ban airways over Oman and Persian Gulf so far.