Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has closed its airspace for commercial airliners after the recent tensions with neighbour India. After the violation of its international boundary and airspace by Indian fighter jets over Balakot, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the Pakistani Air Force retaliated and shot down two Indian Air Force Fighter jets that entered its airspace.
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has issues NOTAM (notice to airmen) officially closing Pakistani airspace for airliners.
BREAKING: CAA Pakistan issues NOTAM (notice to airmen) officially closing Pakistani airspace for airkiners. pic.twitter.com/QiPE5dZcwg
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Serene Air has issued the following statement.
Due to the current situation in the country, airspace has been closed by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority. Your flight on 27th FEB 19 ER-541 UET to KHI is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Pakistan International Airlines has sent the following message to its passengers.
“Attention! As a precautionary measure, PIA flights may be affected due to the closure of Pakistan Commercial Air Space. For details please call our universal helpline +92 021 111 786 786.”
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