Pakistan suspends all incoming and outgoing local and global flights

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"North East & North Western airspace remains closed until further notice". Threats of "retaliation" over what Indian government and people were blaming to be Pakistan's actions were hurled until yesterday India crossed the LOC into Pakistani territory. It said two flights, WY324 KHI MCT and EK601 KHI DXB, departed after the partial restoration of flight operations.

Several airlines suspended flights to Pakistan on Wednesday after it closed its air space following tensions with India, Reuters reported.

While the official did not specify the nature of the emergency, it is believed the step was taken in view of an IAF jet crashing in Budgam district this morning.

Dubai's Emirates confirmed that flights to Pakistan on Thursday also would be cancelled.

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"The safety of our passengers and crew is of the utmost importance and will not be compromised". Passengers were stranded as flight operations at Amritsar airport have been suspended.

"Passengers are advised to contact their respective airlines for flight updates", it said.

Around 65 flight, across airports and airlines, including some global carriers, were cancelled Wednesday after authorities clamped restrictions on commercial flights to and from nine Northern airports for about four hours since morning.

"Staff across Abu Dhabi Airports are actively working to support affected guests".

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She said: "It's just been like a giant kumbaya party ". "She is definitely disappointed, but is glad we're safe", she said. Amtrak said it will be providing passengers with refunds "and other compensation as appropriate".

Civilian flight services were briefly disrupted at nine airports across the country Wednesday after Pakistani jets violated Indian Air space. "Further updates will be made available in due course", it added.

Pakistani airports will be used for "military purposes", an official told Dawn News TV, adding that a red alert has also been issued.

Subsequently, India shut down airports in Leh, Jammu, Srinagar, Shimla, Dharamshala, Kullu, Ludhiana, Adampur, Bhatinda, Pathankot, Chandigarh, Amritsar and Dehradun for civilian traffic. Online portal Flightradar24 said global airlines that usually transit between Indian and Pakistani airspace were forced to reroute, including flights by Singapore Airlines, Finnair, British Airways, Aeroflot, and Air India.

After the Pulwama Incident on February 14, Pakistan and India have been going through some of the worst days between their already tense relationship.

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