Delta responds to Malaysia Airlines tragedy

(WXYZ) - Thursday's plane tragedy is hitting home for Delta Airlines.

Its primary codeshare partner KLM is the codeshare of the doomed flight.

The flight's origin is Amsterdam, one of Delta's most popular European routes from Metro Airport.

With multiple flights departing for what is undoubtedly a devastated city, passengers were shaky tonight.

"I am scared as it is," said one woman waiting to board one of the flights.

Meanwhile, Delta, which uses Detroit as a hub, is on alert.

Releasing a statement which says:

“Out of an abundance of caution, Delta is not routing flights through Ukrainian airspace and is monitoring the situation involving Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Delta does not operate any service that flies over the region of Ukraine that was the subject of an FAA security advisory.”

That advisory in April prohibited U.S. flight operations over the contested Crimean region of Ukraine and additional portions adjacent to the Black Sea.

An FAA spokesperson confirmed that the warning was still in effect today.

Late Thursday, all US airlines agreed to avoid the Russia Ukraine border on overseas flights.

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