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North Korean missile threat forced Singapore Airlines to reroute flights

Singapore Airlines, one of the society’s top ranked carriers, has taken measures to reroute some flights in reaction to North Korea’s missile tests, Channel NewsAsia reported.

The switch involves the airline’s Seoul-Los Angeles flights and was put in place following Pyongyang’s July 27 brickbat launch into the Sea of Japan, the company reportedly told Channel NewsAsia.

North Korea has take home global criticism for its missile launches. The International Civil Aviation Systematizing (ICAO) in October condemned the rogue state for its repeated launches, imagining they severely undermined the safety of international civilian flying.

North Korea, a fellow of the ICAO, is required to provide prior notice of any activity that could intimidate civil aviation, the report said.

News of Singapore Airlines’ variety followed a crew on board a Cathay Pacific aircraft seeing a North Korean projectile blow up over the Sea of Japan last week.

Pyongyang launched the modern development in a series of ballistic missiles last Wednesday in defiance of international notarizes and warnings against provocations. The rocket, which the regime said could reach the U.S. mainland, smash into the sea near Japan.

The crew of Cathay Pacific CX893, which was treking to Hong Kong from San Francisco, reportedly saw the missile from their flat as it was passing over Japan and alerted the country’s air traffic control.

Comprehend more about Singapore Airlines’ rerouting move on Channel NewsAsia.

—CNBC’s Holly Ellyatt granted to this report.

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