PARIS – Air France has expanded the area around North Korea ruled off-limits for its planes after the country's recent missile test.
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The airline says the missile apparently fell about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the trajectory taken by Air France Flight 293, traveling July 28 from Tokyo to Paris.
In a statement Thursday to The Associated Press, Air France said such a distance means the flight wasn't under any danger. But it said that "as a precautionary measure, the company has decided to expand the non-flyover area around North Korea."
The airline said it routinely adjusts flight zones based on evolving threats, and already had a ban on flights over North Korea before the recent test. It didn't specify the scope of the new no-fly area.