Pakistan Extends Closure Of Its Airspace Till March 11


Pakistan today extended the closure of its airspace for international transit flights till March 11, sources said.

In a notification, the Civil Aviation Authority said, that the country’s airspace would now be closed for international transit flights until 3 pm on March 11.

However, it said operations on fixed flights routes between North and South would be permitted.

The decision came a day after, Pakistan yesterday had announced that the country’s airspace would be fully re-opened from March 9.

The decision to close the airspace came on February 27 after a rare aerial dogfight between India and Pakistan ignited fears of an all-out conflict, with world powers rushing to urge restraint.