Indians, Pakistani airspace

Recently Indian Higher Commission has requested Pakistan to let the plane of their Prime Minister Narendra Modi flyover Pakistani airspace. Modi may flyover the Pakistani airspace while routing towards Kyrgyzstan on 13th June and Indian authorities have formally asked for permission from Pakistan.

A meeting Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO) is going to held on 13th and 14th June in the capital of Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, where world leaders including Prime Minister Imran Khan are invited.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has announced to continue the ban on the eastern border till 14th June for all the commercial flights. Civil aviation officials told on 29th May that the Pakistani Airspace with India will remain closed till 14th June.

Previously Pakistan closed its airspace for India after the Pulwama attack, when the Indian troops became a victim of the suicide attack in Indian Occupied Kashmir. That incident in the February 2019 resulted in the closure of Pakistani airspace with a never-ending fight between two countries over Kashmir issue.

A similar request of Indian authorities was granted by Pakistan, when the Ex-foreign Minister of India, Sushma Swaraj wanted to attend Shanghai Corporation Organization (SCO) meeting on 21st of May.

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority has revealed their decision that the closure of the airspace will continue till 14th June 2019.

Pakistan is present in the middle of the vital aviation corridor and shutting down the airspace of Pakistan has been impacting the commercial and the cargo flights. Civil aviation authority CAA is suffering due to this closure as it has been a source of most of their revenue. Whereas, charges for the domestic flights have already been waived off in this regard.

As a result of this ban, Indian Airlines and the passengers are also affected badly. Reports further elaborated that the air cargo which exists between Afghanistan and India has also been dropped too. On one hand, where PIA is suffering losses including the flights time and fuel costs, Indian Airline is also losing billions each month.

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