Austrian airlines said on Sunday it has suspended all its flights to Tel Aviv, Erbil and Amman with immediate effect following an escalation of tensions between Iran and Israel.

The suspension will last until April 15.

Austrian Airlines had already announced it was suspending flights to Tehran until April 18.

"Long-haul routes through the Middle East will also be rerouted accordingly due to various airspace closures," the airline said in a statement.

(Reporting by Noele Illien; Editing by Alex Richardson)