Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Air Canada Resumes Flights to Northern India as Pakistan Plans to Re-Open Airspace

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Air Canada Resumes Flights to Northern India as Pakistan Plans to Re-Open Airspace

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Air Canada resumes flights to northern India

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MONTREAL - Air Canada is resuming flights to northern India today after Pakistan announced it would re-open its airspace Friday despite ongoing tensions between the two nuclear powers.

The airline says its two daily flights to Delhi from Toronto and Vancouver are back on tonight after a two-day suspension affecting as many as 1,100 passengers. Air Canada says it has found alternate routes for the two airplanes, with Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority declaring open skies starting tomorrow.

The two routes were among thousands disrupted this week as airlines cancelled or rerouted flights that pass through the heavily travelled India-Pakistan air corridor.

Pakistan closed its airspace Tuesday following an airstrike by Indian aircraft inside Pakistan. …

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