Pakistan announced that it had reopened its airspace to international flights because of tensions and conflicts with India. Pakistan has closed its airspace since February and costs airlines millions of dollars.
Pakistan Reopens Airspace for Commercial Flights
Pakistan airspace has been opened to all types of civil air traffic Pakistan, Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement. The explanation was after midnight.
International airlines welcomed the decision. Companies faced additional millions of dollars in the process of not being able to use Pakistani airspace, as it extended floor ethics. Each plane traveling from Europe to the region had to cover an additional 450 km.
It was stated that even the Indian national airline Air India suffered a loss of approximately $72 million due to the Pakistani airspace being closed.
Pakistan closed its airspace on the grounds of air strikes following Kashmir’s attack in India-controlled territory.