Toronto, March 1, 2019
Due to the ongoing political and military situation between India & Pakistan, Pakistan has closed its airspace, which has resulted in disruption of flights worldwide. Air Canada has also suspended their flights between India and Canada. Other airlines are operating, however, the transit will be longer on flights which normally fly over Pakistan, as the airlines have to utilize different routes to avoid this airspace. Airlines will also have to carry additional fuel for these longer flights, which will reduce the available cargo capacity.
It is unknown when Pakistan will reopen its air space. India has not taken the same step, but it is restricting traffic to some airports.
For more information, please call Debbie McGuire, Manager – Freight Solutions at (905) 882-4880, ext. 308.