Closure of airspace has caused hurdles for flights across Asia


The ongoing tension on the border of Pakistan and India has caused hurdles for rhe airspace traffic. A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan has snarled air traffic, especially between Asia and Europe.

Pakistan aviation authority has informed that the closure will be released at midnight Thursday (1900 GMT). The government closed it Wednesday after Pakistan said its military had shot down shot down two Indian warplanes, escalating tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.

Similar action had to be taken by India also. Indian aviation authority suspended flights through some of its northern airports.

Air China canceled its flight Thursday from Beijing to the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. According to an employee of the airline’s publicity office in Beijing, the status of other flights would be decided later.

Thai Airways says it had rerouted flights to Europe outside Pakistani air space.


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