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Pakistan's airspace to remain shut for Indian flights till May 30

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  1. Imran Khan

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    PTI Exclusive: Pakistan's airspace to remain shut for Indian flights till May 30

    PTI lahore India
    Updated: 15-05-2019 19:00 IST Created: 15-05-2019 16:29 IST

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    Pakistan on Wednesday decided not to lift its airspace ban for Indian flights till May 30, as Islamabad is awaiting the outcome of the Lok Sabha polls in India. Pakistan fully closed its airspace after an Indian Air Force strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot on February 26. However, Pakistan opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur on March 27.

    "The top officials of defence and aviation ministries held a meeting on Wednesday to reconsider opening its airspace for Indian flights. They decided that Pakistan's airspace will remain banned for the Indian flights till May 30," a senior government official told PTI after the meeting. He said the Civil Aviation Authority has also notified the decision to the airmen. The authority issued a notification (Notam) after the meeting to pilots, advising them of circumstances relating to the state of flying.

    The official said the government will now consider the lifting of the ban on Pakistan's airspace for Indian flights on May 30. Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry early this week said that the status quo will remain till the conclusion of elections in India.

    "Status quo will remain till the elections are over in India. I don't see any improvement in relations between Pakistan and India till the elections are over and a new government is installed. The ban on airspace by each other I think will also continue till Indian polls," Chaudhry told PTI. Owing to the flight ban on its airspace by India, Pakistan has suspended its operation for Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur which is causing a loss of millions of rupees per day. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) used to operate four flights to Kuala Lumpur, two to Bangkok and two to New Delhi.

    A senior PIA official told PTI that the national flag carrier's loss is running into billions of rupees because of suspension of the flights especially to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur. "We are not only facing the huge financial loss but also losing our passengers to other airlines," he said, adding that this matter should now be resolved. "If land and rail routes are operational between Pakistan and India, what's wrong with the air route," the official questioned.

    Pakistan lies in the middle of a vital aviation corridor. Flights to India often pass directly over Pakistan. The airlines and civil aviation authorities of both the countries are enduring massive losses. The flights between Europe to Far-East are not only facing huge financial losses, but the flight duration has also increased, while the airlines have also increased their ticket prices.

    Pakistan in mid-April had opened one of its 11 air routes for west-bound flights from India and airlines such as Air India and Turkish Airlines have started using it. The operating cost for Air India, which flies to destinations in Europe and the US, reportedly has increased significantly as it had to take longer routes due to closure of Pakistan airspace.

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  2. zulu

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    Sir election ky baad bhi mushkil lagta hai khabar yeh hai pakistan delaying it to talk and resolve on negotitaion table only one way to bring them there
     
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    Pakistan should keep delaying it until all of their international airlines go bankrupt. This is one ban which heavily benefits Pakistan.
     
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    JANAB we will have loss of 15 to 20 bn rupees
    india have 900km extra flight or 2 hours extra flight from her north and 30 minutes to 45 minutes from her south airports
    every indian passenger have to pay some150 to 350 dollars as per distance
    two hour extra flying and some have to refueling stops also
    daily some 350 flights for india are effected some are replaced with ER planes some are no more direct flights .



    souda bura nhi ab ap khud batay 200mn$ chayee ya ye sab :lol:
     
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    guys trust me shit is still brewing on indian side,today fighter jets were flying all day.anything can happen before or after elections.they wont digest their February defeat easily ,the indian public is humiliated,frustrated and angry.
     
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    my brother our airspace is also clear and our hands are on SAMs .trust me they will got this time more humiliation then before . our hands are open .
     
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    Sir nobody says dusmani is easy its luxurious hobby lets India realize it for some more yah we losing 1 rs but against 10 of them also its gives us free space to use SAM just in case
     
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    I wish it should remain close for India.
     
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    imminent indian attack before or after election.this tense situation will continue.
     
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    This time we will serve them qamar chai :D
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    ye bhi sri lanka ki hai

    sauda bura nhi but we have to open it for all other Airlines
     
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    Keep it closed, and close the land border too.

    We should not be importing or exporting anything with India, neither through UAE.

    Time we stick by our commitments to Kashmiris.
     
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    no chai this time...only bullets...
     
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    I have seen many Flights to and from india (Airlines of india) flying through our airspace. I guess they open temporarily and then close it
     
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    100% agreed ..no Indian product should enter Pakistan even through a third country be it UAE or any other.
     
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