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Pakistan opens airspace for all civilian traffic

Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic, following nearly five months of restrictions imposed in the wake of a standoff with India earlier this year.

With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes,” according to a notice to airmen.

The announcement came hours after United Airlines Holdings extended the suspension of its flights from the United States to Delhi and Mumbai in India until October 26.

The move is expected to give a major relief to Air India, which suffered a huge financial loss of around Rs 491 crore as it had to re-route its various international flights due to the closure of the Pakistan air.

On February 26, Pakistan had  fully closed its airspace following the violation of its international boundary and airspace by Indian fighter jets.

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