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CAA extended the closure of eastern airspace till today

13 March, 2019

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RAWALPINDI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Tuesday further extended the closure of eastern airspace till today (Wednesday) at 3pm.

According to fresh Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) the eastern airspace will remain closed for international transit flights but the flight operation on restricted routes would continue.

Earlier, on Saturday the CAA intimated to airmen that the eastern airspace would remain closed for flights until 3 pm on March 11.

A CAA official said that the flight operation will continue on 11 airports including Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, Lahore and Faisalabad. Airports in Sialkot, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan and D. G. Khan will remain closed till further order.

A senior official said that the closure of flight operation at 15 airports is expected to remain close until March 15 and could be extended further until the security situation improves.

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