Trips between Kabul and New Delhi need to utilize the airspace of Iran after strains emitted among India and Pakistan, with the latter blocking the airspace for flights.
The Afghan state-run Ariana Afghan Airlines is to dispatch its first flight through the new route, although the private Kam Air has effectively done that, Afghanistan Times announced.
Nader Omar, the head of Ariana Afghan Airlines, announced that the new route would take longer time to arrive New Delhi as the traveler planes need to initially get into Iran’s airspace and afterward cross the Indian Sea to enter the Indian region.
“We are lunching our first flight through Iran space, yet the ideal opportunity for flight is considerably more than the past one. Our flights via Pakistan air-space took just an hour and half, however through Iran it takes around five hours,” said Omar.
Pakistan airlines closed its air route for Afghan flights after India’s Force armed forces focused on zones inside Pakistan in striking back to a suicide attack against an Indian Armed force escort, which killed around 44 soldiers two weeks ago.
Tension between the two atomic armed neighbors are ascending with Pakistan’s Armed Forces bringing down an Indian jet fighter on Wednesday and capturing its pilot.
Pakistan has supposedly closed its airspace for all flights to India. On Wednesday, a Kam Air passenger flight traveling to New Delhi came back to Kabul after the Pakistani government wouldn’t issue consent to utilize its airspace.
British Airways, Emirates, Gulf Air, Sri Lankan Airlines and Air Canada have being drooping flights to Pakistan, whilst Singapore Airlines, Aeroflot and Fine Air, which utilize Pakistani airspace for flights, have been restricted.
The expense of flight tickets has multiplied, as indicated by Omar, who said it was formerly $160 for a one-way ticket, however at this point it costs $300.
Many Afghans in India are holding up at New Delhi airport to travel to Kabul.
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