8 airports in north India closed for civilian flights

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NEW DELHI, Feb 27, 2019, Hindustan Times. Eight airports across north India were closed for civilian air traffic amid escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, reported the Hindustan Times.

An Airport Authority of India notification said no flights were permitted to operate to and from Amritsar, Pathankot, Srinagar, Jammu, Leh, Shimla, Kangra, Kullu Manali airports due to “technical reasons”.

Several airlines issued statements about the cancelling of operations. “Due to airspace restrictions, flights to and from Amritsar, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Jammu are currently on hold,” Vistara airlines said in a tweet.

Jet Airways said as per instructions from Delhi air traffic control regarding airport closure, flight operations to Amritsar, Srinagar, Jammu and Leh have been suspended until further notice.

IndiGo also announced that flights to and from Srinagar, Jammu, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Dehradun have been temporarily suspended.

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