India-Pak War Crises: Pakistan airspace will be closed till Friday 5am


Due to the ongoing tension between Pakistan and India, Pakistan airspace will remain closed for the second consecutive day.

Pakistan airspace will remain closed till 5am on Friday, and flight operations across Pakistan will remain suspended. The news is revealed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday (today).

CAA gave the clarification that the mentioned notification for airspace closure about “until 2359HRS of February 28” was as per Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) which is 5am on February 29 PST.

Earlier, CAA revealed that the flight operations across Pakistan are suspended till midnight. They said that the existing NOTAM is effective until 2359HRS, 28 February. CAA further added that stay in touch with respective airlines for timely updates as Pakistan airspace shall remain closed.

Different airlines including Qatar Airways, Air Canada, Emirates, SriLankan Airlines, flydubai, Etihad, and Gulf Air suspended the flights to Pakistan. On the other side, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, and others forced to reroute their flights.

Yesterday, CAA revealed that flight operations in Pakistan are partially restored after the suspension. However, today all flight operations remained fully suspended.

DG ISPR Major Asif Ghafoor said that the step to close Pakistan airspace is taken due to the current security situation. Yesterday, Pakistan shot down 2 Indian aircrafts and also captured pilots.


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