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QUESTION NO.5133 CLOSURE OF PAKISTAN AIRSPACE

July 24, 2019

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.5133
TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.07.2019

CLOSURE OF PAKISTAN AIRSPACE

†5133. SHRI SUNIL BABURAO MENDHE:

Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) whether the airspace of Pakistan has been closed for Indian flights after the incident of Balakot;

(b) if so, the details thereof and whether any measures to save extra fare and time of affected air travellers is under the consideration with the Government; and

(c) the time by which Pakistan is likely to remove restrictions on its airspace usage?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
[SHRI V. MURALEEDHARAN]

(a) to (c) The airspace restrictions that were put in place by Pakistan in February 2019 have been lifted with effect from 16 July 2019.

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