How the Kashmir crisis is causing chaos for air travel
KASHMIR Region - Escalating tensions in and around Kashmir between Pakistan and India has led to chaos in the skies with passenger services to Europe canceled and flights diverted. Numerous planes have been forced to avoid Pakistan following the closure of its airspace after two Indian military jets were shot down, meaning routes that would ordinarily take around two hours are now lasting longer than five, reports Hugh Morris for the Telegraph.
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February 28, 2019-Carriers and passengers are impacted by the closure of Pakistani airspace following a pair of Indian jets being shot down as the adversarial neighbors clash after an attack in the disputed Kashmir region. Circuitous routes have more than doubled the time it takes to get from some airports to others. In addition, flights have been canceled or aborted because of the closure, which will last until March 1 at the earliest.
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