With the closure of Pakistan's airspace, Air India suffered a loss of 300 crores. Pakistan had closed its airspace for several days after Balakot air strikes. For this reason, Air India had to take a long route by diverting flights to Europe, the Gulf countries and the United States.
Air India flights that fly from New Delhi due to the closure of the airspace have suffered a loss of Rs 6 crore per day.
Indeed, these losses caused the loss of more fuel costs, cabin staff expenses and many flights due to the root diversion of Air India. Due to the closure of the airspace, US flights from New Delhi took more than two to three hours. At the same time, Europe's flights took more than 2 hours.
Air India has given the information about this loss to the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Air India says that the company is unable to afford this loss. Ministry officials say that proper action will be taken in this matter.
United Airlines has temporarily canceled the flight of Delhi-Newark and has an eye on the situation. Air India says that the US can stop flights, but we can not do that.
An Air India official said that the operation of aircraft for Europe and North America is important for the airline, but due to the restrictions on the Pakistani airspace, there has been a loss of about 300 crore rupees for the change in the direction of the flights.