Pakistan restores flight operation from four cities
Initially, flights are being restored from Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta and Peshawar. However, the decision on the opening of other airports of the country will be taken later, he added.
Commercial flights will be restored at 6pm today.
However, according to the new current Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for Pakistan Airspace. The airspace remains closed for another three days. Some limited flight operations will be allowed to and from 4 international airports after 13:00 UTC later today.
New NOTAM for Pakistan Airspace. The airspace remains closed for another 3 days.
Some limited flight operations will be allowed to and from 4 international airports after 13:00 UTC later today. pic.twitter.com/11H0DthzQC— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 1, 2019
The closure of Pakistani airspace has affected 400 flights daily, per Eurocontrol. The greatest impacts have been felt in Iran (✈️⬆️) and Georgia/Azerbaijan (✈️⬇️). Southern India has also seen an increase in flights.March 1, 2019
Passengers with confirmed tickets booked for March 1 onward are advised to arrive at airports earlier than usual to ensure they have not bumped off their flights.
As of February 28, airports across the country have been sealed and no one is allowed in until the airspace ban is lifted.
Pakistani airspace was closed on Wednesday after the air force shot down two Indian jets that violated Pakistani airspace. One pilot was also arrested.
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