Lahore: Flight operations resumed at Allama Iqbal International Airport here Sunday after being suspended for over 72 hours as Pakistan’s airspace was closed in the wake of escalating tensions with India.
Pakistan had Wednesday closed its airspace for commercial flights and suspended flight operations across major airports, including in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, for an indefinite period.
According to Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), domestic and international flight operations resumed at 6.00 am Sunday, ‘Geo TV’ reported.
It said that all airlines have been notified about the resumption of flight operations. However, the Multan airport is yet to open for commercial flights. A day earlier, flight operations had resumed at Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports.
It should be stated here that t6he CAA had announced Friday that flight operations at the eastern side airports – Lahore, Multan, Sialkot, Faisalabab and Bahawalpur – will remain closed till March 4.
The closure of the airspace left thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide and more than 700 international and domestic flights were cancelled during the last three days to and from the country including flights to New Delhi.