Flight operations resumed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore on Sunday after over 72 hours as Pakistan’s airspace was closed following escalating tensions with neighbouring India.
According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) domestic and international flight operations resumed at the Lahore airport at 6am on Sunday morning.
All airlines have been notified about the resumption of flight operations, the aviation authority added.
However, the Multan airport is yet to open for open for commercial flights. Sources had informed, that the airport will remain closed till March 4.
A day earlier, flight operations resumed at Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports. Airport officials at Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport said, normal flight operations have resumed at the airport.
On Friday, Pakistan’s aviation authority partially resumed operations for some international and domestic flights as thousands of passengers were left stranded worldwide after Islamabad shut down air travel following escalating tensions with India.
A CAA spokesperson had said the airspace was “partially re-opened”, adding that it would be fully restored by Monday.
The spokesperson said flights would be allowed in and out of Pakistan’s major airports at Islamabad, Peshawar, Karachi and Quetta starting Friday, with the rest of the airspace to be re-opened “gradually”