Srinagar, Jammu, Amritsar Airports Shut Till May Amid Tension With Pak


An official notice stated that the airports have been closed for three-month duration but sources told that it is the outer limit and depending on the situation on ground, it can be annulled earlier. "Other flights routed over India-Pakistan aerospace may also experience delays due to rerouting around the affected area".

Several airlines suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after it closed its air space following tensions with India, Reuters reported.

Two Indian jets were taken down by Pakistan Air Force this morning after another altercation between the two countries, this morning.

. "For those who want to cancel their bookings to or from these cities for travel up to March 31, please email your request along with PNR details and phone contact..."

"On 27 February, flights to/from Lahore, Multan and Islamabad are cancelled and all passengers will be transferred to next available flights when the airspace is open again", it said in a statement.

Jet Airways said that in "line with the instructions received from Delhi ATC regarding airport closure Jet Airways flight operations to and from Amritsar, Jammu, Srinagar and Leh have been suspended until further notice".

"Qatar Airways can confirm that due to the ongoing situation on the India-Pakistan border, its flights to airports in Pakistan are now temporarily suspended", the carrier said.

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"Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for flight updates", it said.

Airports in Chandigarh and Amritsar have also been closed.

He claimed that Pakistan Air Force (PAF) shot down two Indian aircrafts inside Pakistani airspace and two Indian pilots have been arrested. Online portal Flightradar24 said global airlines that usually transit between Indian and Pakistani airspace were forced to reroute, including flights by Singapore Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Aeroflot, and Air India.

Flight operations in Pakistan were partially restored on Wednesday evening, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said, after they were suspended in the wake of escalating border tensions between Pakistan and India.

Singapore Airlines said flights to Frankfurt and London will be making technical halts in Mumbai and Dubai.