Friday, June 28, 2019

Pak. extends closure of its airspace

New Delhi:Pakistan on Thursday yet again extended its airspace closure for flights from and through India till July 12.
This means that passengers bound for Europe and the U.S. would continue to suffer longer flights and higher airfares. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority had earlier imposed airspace restrictions till June 28.
Pakistan first shut its airspace for all civilian flights on February 27 following IAF strike at Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camps at Balakot. While it gradually opened its airspace for all airlines, most of its eastern border remains closed for flights from and through India. Only two routes have been opened by Pakistan, while the Indian Air Force has removed all restrictions.
Indian airlines are also avoiding parts of the Iranian airspace and re-routing flights after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone leading to a heightening of tensions between Tehran and Washington.
28/06/19 The Hindu

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