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India-Pakistan Crisis: Thousands of flights were disrupted worldwide, Pakistan's airspace is still closed



All international and domestic trade flights inside and outside Pakistan have been "canceled" for the time being, "Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority told CNN.

Thousands of people were also stranded by affected airlines landing not only in Pakistan, but also flying over its airspace – one of the main routes from Southeast Asia to Europe.

Thai Airways announced that all European routes "from midnight from February 27 to early February 28" "due to the sudden closure of Pakistani airspace As of Thursday there are no flights from Thai Airways between Bangkok and London, Munich, Paris, Brussels, Milan, Vienna, Stockholm, Zurich, Copenhagen and Oslo, said the airline in one Explanation.

It also waited for the approval of airspace to fly on an alterna to carry out a route that Pakistan does not pass.

Other airlines have diverted or diverted their flights, and some have had to stop using extra fuel for longer trips to avoid Pakistan's airspace.

Singapore Airlines announced that some flights from Singapore to London would have to be refueled either in Dubai or Mumbai.

A map of air routes in and out of Pakistan posted on Twitter by air traffic control company Flightradar24 on Wednesday

A number of Indian airlines announced that they had canceled flights to several Indian airports on Wednesday, but flights were resumed later ,

Aerospace analyst Geoffrey Thomas said airline diversification would cost airlines millions of dollars

"It's a big corridor, and this is a serious disruption as all traffic was driven much farther south across the Arabian Gulf "Thomas said. "You can not go north as you fly over the Himalayas – and you can not, they're locked into this corridor."

Escalating Crisis

Tensions between India and Pakistan – which have been heating up since mid-February – continued to rise on Wednesday, when Pakistan claimed its air force shot down two Indian jets over the disputed border region of Kashmir.

The Confrontation Comes One Day After India Announces Attacking Airstrikes Pakistan's territory was the scene of the first such invasion of Indian Air Forces since the 1971 India-Pakistan War.

India confirmed the loss of an aircraft at the Wednesday incident and said it shot down a Pakistani jet when he answered. Pakistan claimed to have captured an Indian pilot, with India demanding its safe return.

India and Pakistan control both parts of Kashmir, but both claim that the region is full. The recent skirmishes are the most serious crisis in the controversial border area for years.