Pakistani air space to remain shut for Indian flights till 30 May
May 17, 2019
After the Balakot terror camp strikes by Indian Air Force on 26 February, the Pakistan air space had remained shut for Indian flights. Now, the Pakistani government had decided not to lift the ban until the Lok Sabha election results are announced on 23 May. The air space will be made open for Indian flights from 30 May.
According to reports, the Civil Aviation Authority has also been informed of the same. All the pilots and other staffs related to aviation industry have been alerted about the circumstances of flying in Pakistan until the ban is lifted.
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Earlier, the Pakistani government had said that they are awaiting results of Lok Sabha elections to know who is going to be voted into power in India. After the Balakot strikes, the relationship between India and Pakistan had deteriorated even more. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi led central government had not shown any interest in peace talks with Pakistan since all the leaders were busy with the elections.
After Pakistan banning Indian flights from entering their air space, aviation of both countries are facing tremendous loss. Many domestic international flights from India pass over Pakistani air space. In fact, prices of government led Air Indian flights to international locations had increased drastically after the ban.
"Pakistan's airspace to remain shut for Indian flights till May 30, tweeted Jewel Ray.