By Kyunghee Park and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg – Feb 27, 2019 7:00 am
India and Pakistan closed some of their airspace, forcing airlines to cancel or divert some flights, after Pakistan said it shot jets from its neighboring rival that crossed into its territory.
Among global carriers, Singapore Airlines Ltd. is aware of the airspace closure, which may affect some flights, the airline said in an email Wednesday. Singapore Air’s Flight 308, headed for London, has changed its course to avoid flying over Pakistan, the FlightRadar24 website shows. Flights around that area by other airlines including Finnair Oyj are taking the path over the Persian Gulf, according to the flight tracker.
Airports in North India have been shut, according to Airports Authority of India’s spokesman J.B. Singh. IndiGo, India’s largest carrier, Vistara, Jet Airways India Ltd., and Go Air separately said their flights have been suspended at several airports.
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The Bottom Line:
The government os India and Pakistan closed down their airspaces, in response to socio-political conflict. Some worldwide carriers were affected by the conflict, having to re-route and re-schedule planned flights.
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