Pakistan Opens Airspace After 4 Months
The Times Of India
Jul 16, 2019

Pakistan, after 4 months have now allowed civilian planes and flights to fly over their airspace.

Pakistan after 4 months have now allowed civilian planes and flights to fly over Pakistan. They had put a ban over there airspace after the Balakot strikes on February 26th.This will be a big relief to Air India and the many International Airlines that fly from India as they had to take many hour delays to go around Pakistan airspace. Pakistan had 11 routes that flyover Pakistan Airspace. Only two of those were open for flights. This made it very difficult to fly all the planes to pass through. Many had to divert their planes around the country.

Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority issued a notice saying that around 12:41 am on Tuesday morning that all routes are open now for all air traffic. Air India lost Rs 491 crore till 2nd July due to the closure of Pakistan air space as they had to fly longer routes and even suspend some flights. Spice Jet, IndiGo and GoAir all lost money due to this closure. Pakistan’s decision has made some of the airlines very happy