Today, a spokesperson for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority told the sources that Pakistan airspace on its border with Indian will remain closed till June 14. After the airstrike of the Indian Air Force on February 26 on a major training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in Balakot, Pakistan has totally closed its airspace.
On March 27, Pakistan opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur. In mid-April, it also opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India, and airlines such as Air India and Turkish Airlines have started using it.
Foreign carriers using Indian airspace have been compelled to take detours as they cannot fly over Pakistan. The shut down as affected flights from Europe to Southeast Asia. A spokesperson for Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority said, without giving further details.
Pakistan is situated in the middle of a vital aviation corridor and the airspace restrictions impact hundreds of commercial and cargo flights each day.