As tensions between Pakistan and India have heated up, aviation activities around Pakistan closed its airspace on Wednesday following new tensions between India and Pakistan. The airspace closure resulted in flight disruptions for travelers between Asia and Europe.
Major airlines such as Emirates and Qatar Airways have announced cancellation of flights to Pakistan, while various news outlets have reported flights operated by several carriers have been rerouted causing delays for travelers.
Among the airlines that announced flight cancellations is Thai Airways, which cancelled all its European flights to/from Bangkok.
The decision to close the airspace over Pakistan follows the news Pakistani jets shot down two Indian Air Force planes over its airspace.
While the airspace over Pakistan was closed, flight operations in northern India near the disputed region of Kashmir resumed on the afternoon of Wednesday. For flights heading