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Extended BA flight times due to conflict avoidance [Pakistan airspace closure]

Extended BA flight times due to conflict avoidance [Pakistan airspace closure]

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Old Feb 28, 19, 6:06 am
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Anyone know if I can expect s delay on BA 256 ex DEL to LHR departing 01 March? Ta.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 6:18 am
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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
Anyone know if I can expect s delay on BA 256 ex DEL to LHR departing 01 March?
In your shoes, I would plan on the basis that there will be some delay. Last night's BA257 took something like an hour longer than scheduled, so today's BA256 was delayed departing and it looks like it will take something like 1 hours longer than scheduled. If PK airspace remains closed, I can't immediately see how that's likely to be much different tonight and tomorrow. Looking on FR24 at the routes taken by BA256/BA257 last night and today will show you the inevitable consequences of the geography.
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Old Feb 28, 19, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by Agneisse View Post
They now have permission, although quoted it as "the airspace of the Republic of China" (sic) so hopefully this does not cause more issues...
oops. And how did they manage to reroute over Taiwan?
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Old Mar 1, 19, 3:26 pm
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About 2.5 hour additional flying ex DEL to LHR with the additional routing today. Over 11 hours in total. Crew did well.

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Originally Posted by nivsy View Post
About 2.5 hour additional flying ex DEL to LHR with the additional routing today. Over 11 hours in total. Crew did well.

I read somewhere that the airspace is likely to remain closed until Monday.
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Old Mar 1, 19, 4:26 pm
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Originally Posted by CharlotteC View Post
I read somewhere that the airspace is likely to remain closed until Monday.
From Reuters:-
Pakistan re-starting some flights, to fully re-open commercial airspace Monday

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani airports were beginning partial operations on Friday and they will fully resume commercial flights on Monday, the Civil Aviation Authority said, after airports were closed when military tensions with India erupted earlier this week.

Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta airports were resuming some flights on Friday, with the remainder opening next week, a spokeswoman said.

Airspace for all commercial flights would be re-opened on Monday at 1:00 p.m. (0800 GMT), she said.

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Old Mar 5, 19, 12:44 pm
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Updates?

apologies if this has been answered elsewhere but does anyone know if BA have written anything official about this situation? I looked on ba.com to no avail.

flying to DEL later this week and noticed the flights have been consistently delayed with longer flying times too.

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Old Mar 5, 19, 12:59 pm
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From https://ba-assistant.eu-gb.mybluemix...ils/external/:

Key message:
In response to recent events in India & Pakistan, we have issued an official statement that may be used during any conversations you have with customers who are concerned about travelling to the area.
Official Statement:
We continue to operate all our flights.
Like all airlines flying to and from Asia, we are re-routing around Pakistani airspace and this will lead to minor delays for a handful of flights.
We continue to monitor the situation and would never operate a flight unless it was safe to do so.
For your background guidance - the majority of the flights affected have extra flights times of around half an hour.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 3:02 pm
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My understanding was that the airspace was due to reopen today. I am not sure if that actually happened.
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Old Mar 5, 19, 3:44 pm
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Originally Posted by wilsnunn View Post
My understanding was that the airspace was due to reopen today. I am not sure if that actually happened.
Looking at Flightradar24, I see very few flights over Pakistani airspace. With the exception of a few EK and EY flights between the UAE and Japan/China/Korea, all flights seem to be flying to or from airports in Pakistan.
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Old Mar 6, 19, 1:50 am
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BA12 routed around

BA12 SIN-LHR went south of Pakistan on 04-Mar, routing via Dubai, and adding about 45 mins of flying time. Captain announced plane was extremely heavy.
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Old Apr 1, 19, 4:39 pm
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This is still ongoing. I just flew DEL > LHR with a near on 5 hour delay ��
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