Air India had to face a loss of Rs 6 billion since March 16 due to closure of Pakistan’s airspace.
Lahore (Pakistan Point News – 7th April, 2019) With Pakistan opening its airspace partially from April 4, Indian airline Air India has started saving on time and fuel for its US and Europe-bound flights.
Pakistan had closed its airspace since the Indian Air Force (IAF) strikes in Balakot on February 26. The move had adversely affected international flights to and from India, with Air India being a major victim.
The flights from the US had been taking a longer route, which had extended their duration on the already long-haul journeys.
According to a report, Air India had to face a loss of Rs 6 billion since March 16 due to closure of Pakistan’s airspace. India’s distance with Western countries had increased by four more hours due to suspension of Pakistan’s airspace. This had caused difficulty to passengers as well.