Pakistan’s airspace has been closed for all transit flights until March 9, 8 pm. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a notification in this regard.
The airspace has been closed for overflying flights from east to west and west to east until 3 pm on the said date. Whereas, several transit flights between north and south of the country’s airspace are allowed to continue.
Moreover, Rahim Yar Khan, Sialkot, and Sukkur airports, which were scheduled to resume operations today, will remain closed for another 24 hours.
The notification also stated that only specific airspace can be used to enter and exit the country. Airports, where flight operations were resumed, will continue operating till 5 am on March 15. Flight operations at Multan, Karachi, Chitral, Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, Peshawar, and Faisalabad airports will run as per schedule.
Notably, flight operations are back to normal at most airports, but the restoration of nationwide airspace is being delayed. Pakistan closed its airspace last week amid rising escalations with India.