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Air India suspends Delhi-Birmingham flights, cites shut Pakistan airspace

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    Air India suspends Delhi-Birmingham flights, cites shut Pakistan airspace
    The Indian national carrier said that its daily flights to India from London Heathrow remain unaffected as the New Delhi and Amritsar services in and out of Birmingham will be grounded until further updates.
    INDIA Updated: Mar 15, 2019 21:22 IST
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    Air India flies six times a week from Birmingham Airport – three times direct to Delhi and three times direct to Amritsar. (Reuters/ Representative Image)
    Air India in the UK confirmed on Friday that it would be suspending all flights to and from Birmingham Airport from Saturday due to “extraordinary circumstances” involving the closure of Pakistan’s airspace.

    The Indian national carrier said that its daily flights to India from London Heathrow remain unaffected as the New Delhi and Amritsar services in and out of Birmingham will be grounded until further updates.

    “The flight cancellation is due to extraordinary circumstances, namely closure of Pakistan airspace and resultant impact which is beyond the control of Air India,” said Debashis Golder, Regional Manager – UK and Europe.

    “In fact, besides Birmingham, many other flights in our network have been cancelled, combined or being operated with restricted payload, to reduce impact on passenger travel to the minimum,” he said.

    Pakistan airspace remains closed since Indian airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in the country following a terror attack claimed by the terror outfit that killed 40 jawans in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir last month.

    Air India flies six times a week from Birmingham Airport – three times direct to Delhi and three times direct to Amritsar.

    The airport expressed its disappointment at the suspension of AI113 Delhi-Birmingham, AI114 Birmingham-Delhi, AI117 Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham, and AI118 Birmingham-Amritsar-Delhi and said it was working with the airline to restore the schedule.

    “The airport is very understanding of the current situation which means that Pakistan airspace cannot be overflown and the operational impact that this is having on Air India,” a Birmingham Airport spokesperson said.

    “Passengers that are already booked on Air India flights from Birmingham will be contacted by the airline to re-book or to gain a refund. We are working closely with Air India to restore these flights to Birmingham Airport’s schedule as soon as possible,” the spokesperson said.

    Among the other routes affected by Friday’s announcement include Air India’s Delhi-Madrid and Madrid-Delhi flights.
     
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    Well done. Don't give them an inch of our air space.
     
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    Can we allow them to use our air space but increase the charge of air use? They did increase duty on our exports by 200%. This will than make them want to use the air space as it reduces the travel time but pass the cost to the customers.

    This together with other similar measures might help the average Indian affected by the war hysteria to calm down and realise co-existence with give and take is the way forward not blocking tomato exports.
     
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    Feeling the pinch.
     
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    Keep it close.
     
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    They cheering because of IAF pak shut downs its airspace... Lol and From the day one i have been telling them pak banned its space for indian commercial flights... But like donkeys there mind starts working after 7th day
     
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    It’s taking over 12 hours, from Delhi to London!! Haha!! :lol: Enjoy your flight Indians!!

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    air india is gov owned i was expecting from jet airaways and spice
     
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    They have probably passed it on to customers... Worth checking on sky scanner etc.
     
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    its only gonna get stronger and more punitive.
     
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    nope they cant sir today costumers are not that stupid
     
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    Great news, give them hell and nothing less its all they are good for.
     
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    The loss over a year?
     
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