West-bound flights from India can now travel through Pakistan's airspace

Pakistan announced that it is opened route P518 for west-bound flights from India
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It has been reported by local media that Air India and Turkish Airlines have already moved to utilise the re-opened route.
It has been reported by local media that Air India and Turkish Airlines have already moved to utilise the re-opened route.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has announced that is partially opening its airspace to west-bound flights from India. As one of 11 routes that pass through Pakistan, the opening of P518 is the latest development in the airspace closure of commercial flights amid tensions between India and Pakistan.

Both countries had closed elements of their respective airspace back in February, though Pakistan had since opened its airspace for all flights, save for those travelling for New Delhi, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok.

It has been reported by local media that Air India and Turkish Airlines have already moved to utilise the re-opened route.

A number of airlines and airports were affected back in February when PCAA announced that it would be closing its airspace to all commercial flights. India followed suit closing off certain parts of its airspace.

Since then, PCAA has slowly been opening up its airspace and airlines have begun to schedule back in flights to the country.

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