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Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

Singapore Airlines changed flight route after North Korea missile test

The new route avoided the northern part of the Sea of Japan, the spokesperson said. Korean Air hasn't specified how close its flight was to the missile.

It added that since the July missile, it also evaluates "each individual airline route on a daily basis". Although questions remain as to the platform's ability to survive reentry, as well as the targeting apparatus North Korea employs in their long-range missile platforms, a looming concern persists: could the United States actually shoot down a barrage of nuclear tipped missiles coming our way?

Despite catching glimpses of the weapon-thought to be the deadliest missile in North Korea's arsenal-Cathay Pacific and Korean Air had not chosen to alter their routes as of Tuesday, according to a Bloomberg report.

"At the moment, no one is changing any routes or operating parameters", the Hong Kong-based airline said in a statement.

Last week, North Korea launched a Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile that demonstrated a greater range than other missiles North Korea has tested.

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Meanwhile, Senator Lindsey Graham said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that preemptive war in North Korea is "becoming more likely" as the country's improving missile technology presents an increasing threat. The airlines now reportedly avoid crossing directly over the Sea of Japan when approaching the region from Europe.

In August, Air France-KLM expanded its no-fly zone around North Korea after a missile test.

Russian Federation and China have also called on a halt in the joint exercises as part of a so-called "double freeze" plan.

Moscow believes the regular drills, combined with Washington's saber-rattling, are "provoking Pyongyang into taking some rash action" after months of restraint, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.