KARACHI: Flight operations resumed at Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports on Saturday after over 54 hours as Pakistan’s airspace was closed following escalating tensions with neighbouring India.
Lahore and Multan airports will stay closed until March 4, sources stated.
Flights that have been scheduled to journey to Lahore are being diverted to Islamabad and Peshawar airports.
Airport officers at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan Worldwide Airport stated, regular flight operations have resumed on the airport.
Flights to and from Dubai, Doha, Riyadh and Karachi will arrive and depart on time, officers added.
A day earlier Pakistan’s aviation authority partially resumed operations for some worldwide and home flights as 1000’s of passengers have been left stranded worldwide after Islamabad shut down air journey following escalating tensions with India.
A CAA spokesperson on Friday stated the airspace was “partially re-opened”, including that it might be absolutely restored by Monday. The spokesperson stated flights can be allowed out and in of Pakistan’s main airports at Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta beginning Friday, with the remainder of the airspace to be re-opened “progressively”.