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Air India suspends flights to and from Birmingham

Press Trust of India  |  London 

in the UK confirmed on Friday that it would be suspending all flights to and from Airport from Saturday due to "extraordinary circumstances" involving the closure of Pakistan's

The Indian national carrier said that its daily flights to from London Heathrow remain unaffected as the New and services in and out of will be grounded until further updates.

"The flight cancellation is due to extraordinary circumstances, namely closure of and resultant impact which is beyond the control of Air India, said Debashis Golder, UK and

"In fact, besides Birmingham, many other flights in our network have been cancelled, combined or being operated with restricted payload, to reduce impact on to the minimum, he said.

remains closed since Indian airstrikes on a in the country following a terror attack claimed by the terror outfit that killed 40 jawans in Pulwama district of last month.

flies six times a week from Airport three times direct to and three times direct to

The airport expressed its disappointment at the suspension of AI113 Delhi-Birmingham, AI114 Birmingham-Delhi, AI117 Delhi-Amritsar-Birmingham, and AI118 Birmingham-Amritsar-and said it was working with the to restore the schedule.

"The airport is very understanding of the current situation which means that airspace cannot be overflown and the operational impact that this is having on Air India, a said.

"Passengers that are already booked on flights from Birmingham will be contacted by the to re-book or to gain a refund. We are working closely with Air India to restore these flights to Birmingham Airport's schedule as soon as possible," the said.

Among the other routes affected by Friday's announcement include Air India's Delhi-and Madrid-Delhi flights.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 20:50 IST
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