Following the Balakot airstrikes in February 2019 Pakistan had closed its airspace for Indian civilian traffic through its airspace.
Almost 5 months after the incident, Islamabad has opened up its Air space on Tuesday for all the civilian traffic. The move comes as a major relief to all the airlines flying from India specially ‘Air India’ which suffered a huge financial loss of around Rs 491 crore, as it had to re-route various international flights due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace.
“Pakistan has permitted all airlines to fly through its airspace from around 12.41 am today. Indian airline operators will start using normal routes through Pakistan airspace soon,” the sources told PTI.