As tensions with India cool down, Pakistan reopens all airports
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As tensions with India cool down, Pakistan reopens all airports

"All airports across Pakistan are operational and airspace reopened," said an unnamed spokeswoman for the Civil Aviation Authority on Monday. It was February 27 when Islamabad closed the Pakistani airspace after a rare aerial conflict with India over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. Both sides claimed to have shot down each other's warplanes. One Indian pilot was captured. Pakistan released the pilot on Friday, which led to an ease in tensions. The closure had disrupted major routes between Europe and South Asia over the past few days. Aviation sources said flights from Singapore to Europe that usually cross Pakistan and Afghanistan were rerouted westwards over Oman. Iran also saw heavier use of its airspace. The twice-weekly Samjhauta Express train service linking the Indian capital of Delhi and the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore resumed on Sunday. It had been suspended for a while.

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