Air India not “really” affected as Pakistan partially closes airspace

New Delhi (IANS): Pakistan has partially closed its airspace amid growing tensions with India over the abrogation of Article 370 in connection with the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

However, according to national carrier Air India, its westbound operations will not be impacted much by Pakistan’s decision to partially close its airspace.

“One air corridor has been closed requiring a maximum of 12 minutes diversion. Not really affecting us,” the flag carrier said.

Only last month, Pakistan had fully opened its airspace which was closed following the Balakot air strikes in February.