UAE flights to Pakistan's Lahore, Quetta airports resume

UAE flights to Pakistans Lahore, Quetta airports resume

Abu Dhabi - On Friday, Pakistan partially opened its airspace.

By Wam

Published: Sun 3 Mar 2019, 1:00 PM

Last updated: Sun 3 Mar 2019, 11:33 PM

UAE announced resumption of flights to airports in Pakistan's Lahore and Quetta cities, Wam reported on Sunday.
A statement by the General Civil Aviation Authority said:

'The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, GCAA, has announced the resumption of flights to Pakistan and allowed airlines registered in the UAE to resume flights to Quetta International Airport and Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.
The move, GCAA said, follows the positive developments in Pakistan.'
Earlier reports said that online bookings for seats on major airlines on the Dubai-Lahore sector remained suspended until March 10 even as flights to Islamabad, Peshawar and Karachi resumed.
Travel agents, too, were not taking new bookings for Lahore and Sialkot sectors, citing clearance of a backlog and the ongoing partial closure of airspace by Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority.
Emirates' online bookings for Lahore weren't available until March 10 and until March 6 for Sialkot.
We were unable to book a flight to both cities at the time of filing this report.
On Friday, Pakistan partially opened its airspace, allowing international flights to operate to and from Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar.
Pakistan closed its airspace on February 27 amid escalating tensions with India, after the Indian Air Force carried out strikes on what it claims to be terror bases in Pakistan.

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