Thousands of flights disrupted worldwide as Pakistan airspace closed for second day

Source: CNN

(CNN)Pakistan airspace remained closed Thursday morning local time as the country’s increasingly fraught tensions with India disrupted thousands of flights worldwide for the second straight 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.

Categories: Asia, Pakistan

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  1. No peace— there is no peace— as long as there is the extremist Islamic groups in Islamic countries.

    The extremist Isis, Taliban, jihadis Al Qaida etc are the root of conlfic in Islamic counties and the world.

    Pakistan is a dangarous country for Non Islam include Ahmadiyah.

    Very sad indeed

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