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Flights to Pakistan still grounded

Commercial flights to Pakistan from Sri Lanka remain grounded as the airspace over Pakistan remains restricted.

SriLankan Airlines said that the airspace over Pakistan was expected to remain restricted till tomorrow (Monday).

“The temporary ban over Pakistan airspace is expected to last till 4 March. As a result, SriLankan Airlines suspended flights from Colombo to Karachi and Colombo to Lahore while incoming flights to Colombo from the two areas will also not operate,” he said.

The airspace was closed after tensions flared last week between India and Pakistan with a threat of an all-out war.

The Pakistan airspace, being a well-used air route for traffic between European and Asian countries, has seriously affected international air traffic across the globe.