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ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan has today issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) stating that “with immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (air traffic service) routes”.
The airspace is also now open for all Indian flights too.
On February 26, country has fully closed down its airspace subsequent to the violation of its international boundary by Indian jets.
Whereas, in March, it airspace was partially opened but still fully restricted for Indian flights. On the other hand, India had also banned its airspace for flights to Pakistan.
According to Civil Aviation Authority, “Pakistan has permitted all airlines to fly through its airspace from around 12.41 am today. Indian airline operators will start using normal routes through Pakistan airspace soon.”
(A0710/19 NOTAMN Q)OPXX/QARXX///E/000/999/ A)OPKR OPLR B)1907151908 C)PERM E)WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT PAKISTAN AIRSPACE IS OPEN FOR ALL TYPE OF CIVIL TRAFFIC ON PUBLISHED ATS ROUTES)
With the opening of airspace, Pakistan has given a major relief to Indian airlines, which suffered huge financial losses during the closure.