New Delhi: The order to shut down nine airports in the northern states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh has been withdrawn. Flight operations have resumed at some airports, including Jammu. The order for shut down was issued amid an escalation of hostilities with Pakistan.
Sources had said the entire airspace north of Delhi had to be vacated. The list of ‘closed’ airports included Amritsar, Jammu, Srinagar and Leh, Kullu-Manali, Kangra, Shimla, Pathankot and Pithoragarh.