Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

[t4b-ticker]

India

air india diverts chicago-delhi flight to avoid ‘uncontrolled’ afghan airspace

Senior Air India officials said the Afghanistan airspace has been declared “uncontrolled” by the Kabul airport on Monday and transit flights have been asked to avoid the airspace.

Air India flight (Photo Credit: Air India Twitter)

New Delhi: Air India on Monday (August 16) diverted its Chicago-Delhi flight toward Sharjah in the UAE to avoid Afghanistan airspace after it was declared “uncontrolled” by authorities at Kabul airport, senior officials said.

The Chicago-Delhi flight will land in Sharjah for refuelling purposes, they said.

The flight will then leave for Delhi again while avoiding the Afghan airspace. Afghanistan stares at an uncertain future as President Ashraf Ghani left the country just before Kabul fell into the hands of the Taliban on Sunday.

ALSO READ: Afghanistan Crisis: Effects of Taliban Conquest on Global Heroin Trade

Senior Air India officials said the Afghanistan airspace has been declared “uncontrolled” by the Kabul airport on Monday and transit flights have been asked to avoid the airspace.

It is not clear if Air India would be operating its Delhi-Kabul-Delhi flight on Monday.

You May Also Like

Opinion

Aryan Khan’s (superstar Shahrukh Khan’s son) continued detention along with 19 others under several sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985...

India

"On Thursday, India's cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed 1 billion. We achieved a target which was difficult, but extraordinary", said PM Modi during his...

India

New Delhi: As India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive touched a historical record of 100 crore mark on Thursday, the occasion was marked by celebrations around...

India

Ananya Panday to be summoned again by NCB in relation to Mumbai Cruise drug bust.

Advertisement