Thousands of flights disrupted worldwide as Pakistan airspace closed for second day
All international and domestic commercial flights in and out of Pakistan were canceled “until further notice,” Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority told CNN.
Thousands of people were also stranded by affected airlines that not only land in Pakistan, but fly over its airspace — one of the major routes from Southeast Asia into Europe.
Thai Airways announced
that all its European routes “departing near midnight of 27 FEB through early 28 FEB” were canceled
“due to sudden closure of Pakistani airspace as a result of tension between India and Pakistan.”
On Thursday morning, there were no Thai Airways flights between Bangkok and London, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen and Oslo, the airline said in a statement.
By lunchtime Thai Airways had resumed “normal flight operations” to Europe “through airspace outside Pakistan’s,” the airline said. Thai Airways flights to Pakistan remain canceled, however.