Airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, Pathankot and Amritsar were shut down for all commercial flights as situation between India and Pakistan remained tensed following air space violations in Jammu and Kashmir. The airspace was suspended due to security reason. Reports also confirm that Pakistan has shutdown commercial activities at Lahore International Airport as a preventive measure.
According to informed sources, the airports' facilities are currently being used by the Indian Air Force (IAF).
Consequently, no commercial operation will take place in these airports. Several flights to and from these airports have either been diverted or put on hold.
All fights from from Delhi to Punjab and Haryana has also been suspended.
"Due to airspace restrictions, flights to and from Amritsar, Srinagar, Chandigarh and Jammu are currently on hold. Customers are requested to check flight status before commencing their journey to the airport," Air Vistara tweeted.
Pakistan immediately stops its domestic and international flight operations from Lahore, Multan, Faisalabad, Sialkot and Islamabad airports. pic.twitter.com/nP3rHJr0Ky— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2019
Punjab: Passengers stranded as flight operations at Amritsar airport have been suspended. pic.twitter.com/fQEtEEqZZh— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2019
Sources: International flights that transit between Indian and Pakistani airspace now being affected. Some flights returning to origin, while others appear to be seeking alternate routing. pic.twitter.com/HY0f0uj8EK— ANI (@ANI) February 27, 2019
(With inputs from agencies)