Pakistan partially opens airspace; flights resume under restricted routes

KARACHI: Pakistan has partially opened its airspace for commercial flights, amidst heightened tension with neighboring India.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said the flight operation to and from Islamabad, Quetta, Peshawar & Karachi will resume under restricted airspace.

CAA advised the passengers to contact their respective airlines for more details.

“Emirates flights to/from Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar are no longer affected by the closure, and will resume with immediate effect. Flights to/from Lahore and Sialkot have been cancelled until 4 March,” Emirates Airlines said.

“Gulf Air will resume Islamabad, Karachi and Peshawar flights on March 1st; Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Lahore still cancelled,” Gulf Air said.

A number of passengers were stranded on airports, as Pakistani airspace was closed on Wednesday after the air force shot down two Indian jets that violated Pakistani airspace.[the_ad id=”31605″]

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