Pakistan opened its airspace for all civilian traffic on Tuesday morning, removing the ban on the Afghan flights that were not allowed to use its airspace for Kabul-New Delhi and Kabul-Mumbai flights, the Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement on Tuesday.
"Flights have started using the closed air routes, bringing a significant relief for airlines", it said.
"With immediate effect Pakistan airspace is open for all type of civil traffic on published ATS (Air Traffic Service) routes", according to a notice to airmen (NOTAMS) on the authority's website.
Partial operations at Pakistani airports resumed after tensions were eased but restrictions continued to affect many worldwide carriers using Pakistani airspace.
Flights between Europe and Southeast Asia were forced further south, adding as much as 450 km (280 miles) to some journeys and forcing the cancellation of some routes.
India has reportedly responded in kind, resuming the flights shortly after Pakistan's announcement.
The decision will also result in restoration flights from Lahore to Delhi, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and other major aviation destinations in the east. "With this, normal air traffic operations have resumed through all Flight Information Regions between India and Pakistan", a government source said.
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Pakistan had fully closed its airspace following the violation of its global boundary and airspace by Indian fighter jets on February 26. The country had imposed restrictions on its airspace in response to the non-military counter-terrorism airstrike by the Indian Air Force against terror camps in Balakot.
Post the air strike, Air India had to re-route, merge or suspend many of its worldwide flights that connect India with European and United States cities.
In the aftermath of the incident, Pakistan shut down its airspace completely in February.
The national carrier had lost Rs 491 crore till July 2 due to the closure of the Pakistan airspace.
Air India suffered losses of 4.91 billion rupees ($71.6 million), India's aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri told lawmakers this month.
The low-priced carrier started flying the Delhi-Istanbul route in March. Till date, this IndiGo flight had to take the longer route over the Arabian Sea and make a stop at Doha in Qatar for refuelling.