Pakistan airspace reopens

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 4, 2019 15:01

Pakistan airspace reopens

Pakistan has reopened its airspace over the eastern city of Lahore, near its border with India. Following the announcement from Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, flights from Lahore’s international airport resumed yesterday (March 3) after being closed since February 27 when tensions between the two countries elevated when two Indian fighter jets were shot down.

Thai Airways, which was substantially impacted by the airspace closure since it was unable to establish alternative routes via China quickly, has resumed flights from Bangkok to Europe. The airline is also adding flights to ferry passengers home whom had been stranded in Bangkok from the cancellations over past few days. Thai cancelled 27 flights in total, 21 bound for European destinations.

Middle Eastern airlines have resumed flights to Pakistan. Oman Air, FlyDubai, Emirates and Etihad have all resumed their full operations to and from Pakistan, which had been cancelled since the airspace was closed.

Lauren Eldershaw
By Lauren Eldershaw March 4, 2019 15:01