Flight operations resume at Lahore airport
LAHORE: Flight operations resumed at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore after being suspended for 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 Lahore airport at 6am on Sunday.
All airlines have been notified about resumption of flight operations, Aviation Authority added.
However, Multan airport is yet to open for commercial flights. Sources earlier informed that airport will remain closed till March 4.
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 that airspace was “partially re-opened”, adding that it would be fully restored by Monday. 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”.