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Pakistan on Sunday said it has denied India’s request to allow Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s VVIP flight to use its airspace.(Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Pakistan denies use of its airspace to PM Modi citing rights violation in J-K

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 05:47 PM IST
In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has decided not to allow Prime Minister Modi to use the country’s airspace, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.
President Ram Nath Kovind(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
President Ram Nath Kovind(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Prez Kovind’s plane can’t overfly Pakistan, says foreign minister Qureshi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 08:28 PM IST
India, Pakistan ties have been tense since New Delhi announced the scrapping of Article 370, granting special status, in Jammu and kashmir and also divided the state into two union territories
IndiGo has also said that its flights operations via Pakistan will be back to normal after all regulatory clearances by authorities concerned.(HT Photo)
IndiGo has also said that its flights operations via Pakistan will be back to normal after all regulatory clearances by authorities concerned.(HT Photo)

United to resume Delhi-NY flight, others begin ops as airspace opens

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 12:58 AM IST
The US-based United Airlines announced on Wednesday that it would resume two daily non-stop flights — between New York and Delhi, and New York and Mumbai — from September 6.
Pakistan has turned down India’s request to lift restrictions on the use of its airspace until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward Indian Air Force bases close to the Indian-Pakistan border, said (WHO).(REUTERS)
Pakistan has turned down India’s request to lift restrictions on the use of its airspace until New Delhi removes its fighter jets from forward Indian Air Force bases close to the Indian-Pakistan border, said (WHO).(REUTERS)

Rejected India’s plea to open airspace: Pakistan

Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:28 PM IST
Pakistan closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter jets struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot following the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir.
Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India’s aviation regulator DGCA Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and reroute their flight “suitably”.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India’s aviation regulator DGCA Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and reroute their flight “suitably”.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

DGCA asks Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Indian carriers’ decision follows a warning by the American aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration to a possibility that commercial aircraft can be mistakenly targeted in Iranian airspace.
Pakistan on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit .(AFP Photo)
Pakistan on Monday decided in principle to let Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s aircraft fly over its airspace to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan where he has to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit .(AFP Photo)

Pak decides to let PM Modi’s plane fly over its airspace to SCO summit

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:20 AM IST
Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot.
Apart from the two routes through southern Pakistan, the neighbouring country’s airspace remains closed for commercial airliners.(ANI Twitter Image)
Apart from the two routes through southern Pakistan, the neighbouring country’s airspace remains closed for commercial airliners.(ANI Twitter Image)

India requests Pak to let PM Modi’s plane pass through its airspace: Report

New Delhi | By Press Trust India
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2019 07:14 PM IST
Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after an Indian Air Force (IAF) strike on a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror camp in Balakot.
From 5.30pm on Sunday evening, at least 30 flights have used the route, a senior Mumbai ATC official said.(HT Photo)
From 5.30pm on Sunday evening, at least 30 flights have used the route, a senior Mumbai ATC official said.(HT Photo)

Fewer delays at Mumbai airport as Pakistan partially reopens airspace for flights

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 08:38 AM IST
With Pakistan reopening the Karachi-Ahmedabad air route on Sunday evening, air traffic officials in Mumbai said they expect a 10%-12% drop in the excessive air traffic over Mumbai, as these flights will now fly over Ahmedabad.
Pakistan will review re-opening of its airspace for Indian flights on May 15 amid heightened Indo-Pak military tensions, a civil aviation official said Sunday, but a senior minister indicated that the status quo will remain till the elections are over in India.(AFP)
Pakistan will review re-opening of its airspace for Indian flights on May 15 amid heightened Indo-Pak military tensions, a civil aviation official said Sunday, but a senior minister indicated that the status quo will remain till the elections are over in India.(AFP)

Pak minister says airspace to remain closed till polls completed in India

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 05:26 PM IST
Pakistan fully closed its airspace after an Indian Air Force strike on a terror camp in Balakot on February 26. However, Pakistan on March 27, opened its airspace for all flights except for New Delhi, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.
Pakistan partially opens airspace for Air India. Santosh Kumar/HT Photo
Pakistan partially opens airspace for Air India. Santosh Kumar/HT Photo

Pakistan partially opens airspace for Air India

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2019 12:07 AM IST
Pakistan opened its airspace in phases in March after closing it following the Indian airstrike on a terror camp in Pakistan on February 26.
The closure of Pakistan’s airspace in response to escalating tensions with India disrupted major routes between Europe and South East Asia.(AFP/ Representative Image)
The closure of Pakistan’s airspace in response to escalating tensions with India disrupted major routes between Europe and South East Asia.(AFP/ Representative Image)

Pakistan partially resumes flight operations

Reuters | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 04:04 PM IST
The closure of the airspace left thousands of air travellers stranded worldwide and more than than 700 international and domestic flights were cancelled during the last three days to and from the country including flights to New Delhi.
Staff of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) talk with passengers at a PIA office in Karachi on February 27.(AFP Photo)
Staff of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) talk with passengers at a PIA office in Karachi on February 27.(AFP Photo)

China opens up airspace in response to India-Pakistan crisis: Chinese media

Beijing | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 11:30 AM IST
The Civilian Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) stepped in with a contingency plan for both domestic and foreign airlines on Wednesday to use Chinese air space to reroute flights.
Various airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines Wednesday announced they were rerouting their flights as Pakistan closed its airspace in the wake of escalating tensions with India.(AFP)
Various airlines such as Air India, Jet Airways, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines Wednesday announced they were rerouting their flights as Pakistan closed its airspace in the wake of escalating tensions with India.(AFP)

Airlines re-route flights as Pakistan closes airspace

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 04:09 AM IST
Pakistan on Wednesday closed its airspace for commercial flights and suspended flight operations across major airports, including in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi, for an indefinite period in the wake of the escalating tensions with India.
The strike comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in south Kashmir that raised tensions between India and Pakistan.(HT File Photo)
The strike comes almost two weeks after a terror attack killed 40 CRPF troopers in Pulwama in south Kashmir that raised tensions between India and Pakistan.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan Army says Indian jets intruded neighbour’s airspace

New Delhi | By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 01:47 PM IST
Relations between the arch-rivals has been extremely tense since a suicide car bombing, claimed by the Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, on Feb. 14 in Kashmir.
To recall, the district administration has already declared the airspace over Taj Mahal and nearby areas a ‘no-flying zone’ and asked hotels to apprise visitors about the restriction.(AFP)
To recall, the district administration has already declared the airspace over Taj Mahal and nearby areas a ‘no-flying zone’ and asked hotels to apprise visitors about the restriction.(AFP)

Drone found hovering over Taj Mahal, airspace breached twice in a day

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent, Agra
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2019 07:48 AM IST
The drone seen in the early part of day was said to have come from the Mehtab Bagh direction on the other side of river Yamuna flowing behind Taj Mahal. The repeat incident in the evening surprised many.
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 19, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)
An IndiGo Airlines Airbus A320 aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, October 19, 2017.(REUTERS File Photo)

26 cases of mid-air miss reported over Indian airspace till June this year

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 06:31 PM IST
The number of such incidents was 28 last year and 32 in 2016, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha
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