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CAA extends airspace restrictions for Indian flights till July 12

June 27, 2019
CAA extends airspace restrictions for Indian flights till July 12

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Pakistan’s airspace along its eastern border with India will remain closed until July 12, a notice issued by the Civil Aviation Authority said on Thursday.

The CAA had earlier extended the airspace restriction until June 30.

On June 12, Pakistan had granted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plane permission to cross Pakistani airspace for his official trip to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit in Bishkek.

Related: PM Modi granted permission to cross Pakistani airspace

A request was sent by the Indian government, asking the Pakistani government to allow the premier’s plane to cross through its airspace. However, he did not use that route.

Pakistan closed its airspace for Indian planes after an Indian fighter jet violated Pakistani airspace on February 27.

Around 70% of the routes taken by commercial Indian planes used Pakistani airspace and every flight faces a delay of two hours due to the restriction.

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    Abdool Kader Essa   June 28, 2019 8:42 pm/ Reply

    It is imperative that countries respect the laws of other countries, in this context, India has to acknowledge and respect Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority and it’s application of the Rule of law.

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    SWAPNIL   July 1, 2019 7:06 pm/ Reply

    Pakistan needs to open its airspace. Its we civilians who are suffering with hiked airtravel fees.

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