The decision to close Pakistan’s airspace has had knock on effects for airlines around the world, as flights are cancelled or re-routed. Reports suggest the airspace could be opened later today and Thai Airways has resumed flights.

If you are due to take a long distance flight that could cross Pakistani airspace, please check with your airline to confirm your flight status before heading to the airport. 

News coverage

Reuters: Thai Airways cancels Europe flights due to Pakistani airspace closure

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thai Airways International said on Thursday it had canceled more than a dozen flights to Europe after Pakistan closed its airspace amid rising tensions with India, with both claiming to have shot down the other’s military jets….

Read the full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-kashmir-airlines-idUSKCN1QH0AJ


ABC News: Closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia

A temporary closure of air space over Pakistan has snarled air traffic, especially between Asia and Europe. Pakistan aviation authorities say the country’s air space would reopen as of midnight Thursday (1900 GMT).

Read the full article at the publisher’s site: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/closure-pakistan-air-space-snarls-flights-asia-61374621


ABC News: Bahrain’s Gulf Air says it is delaying, cancelling flights

Bahrain’s government-owned Gulf Air cancelled and delayed flights Wednesday as a government official acknowledged several pilots had resigned from the long-haul carrier.

Read the full article at the publisher’s site: https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/bahrains-gulf-air-delaying-cancelling-flights-61348904


Coconuts: Thai Airways cancels all flights to Europe, Pakistan amid tensions; 4,000 passengers stranded at airport

Chaos ensued at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport last night as Thai Airways canceled all flights to Europe and Pakistan, after Pakistan’s decision to close its airspace, leaving more than 4,000 travelers in the lurch….

Read the full article at the publisher’s site: https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/thai-airways-cancels-flights-europe-pakistan-amid-tensions-4000-passengers-stranded-airport-photos/


Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Passengers Stranded After Pakistan Closes Air Space To Commercial Traffic

Pakistan’s decision to close its airspace amid rising tensions and aerial dogfights with neighboring India has left many tourists stranded in Asian cities when airlines were forced to cancel flights….

Read the full article at the publisher’s site: https://www.rferl.org/a/passengers-stranded-pakistan-closes-airspace/29795242.html

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