The US Air Force Military Airlift warning, issued on July 5, was picked up by the US State Department and was broadly distributed. The warning has been disseminated via computer bulletin board.Two dozen airline and airport officials interviewed around the globe have stated that security had been intensified as a result of the warning. In light of Iranian threats of reprisal, flights of American-flag carriers are under special scrutiny.
Pan Am is on high alert. "We have reviewed and redoubled our security measures," said Henry Auerbach, Pan Am's regional managing director for northern Europe.Moreover, as a result of Iran's threats of retaliation, Pan Am has stopped its three weekly Frankfurt-to-Karachi flights, which pass over the Persian Gulf region. Read full story