Airspace over Indian Himalaya
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2013 11:36 AM Last Post By: anillos_de_satu...
Mar 19, 2013 7:52 AM
Mar 19, 2013 12:28 PM
Mar 19, 2013 4:18 PM
Mar 20, 2013 2:34 AM
3Do you know if that's the usual route?
I wanted to take this route since assumed very nice views (in fact Almaty and Delhi are nearly on the same meridian). Looking several times on the flight radar online have seen that the route has this unusual deviation. I know that this can happen sometimes. For example few years ago a usually very exciting PIA flight from Beijing to Islamabad (I have used it a couple of times) took a route straight to the south and then over Burma, Kolkata and Delhi. Caused a 2.5 hours delay. The cabin crew told this was due to high fog over Karakoram.
Interestingly, according to FlightAware a Korean Air flight from Nairobi to Seoul takes the route over Himalaya. The available radar coverage stops few hundred km past Islamabad thus the fligt cannot be followed live.
Mar 20, 2013 11:36 AM
4I asked because a temporal close could be due to many reasons.
If it isn't temporal, I would research if the airspace border between China and India is closed (as it's the land border). In other words, is there any flight that goes directly from Chinese airspace to Indian airspace? Direct flights from India to China enter Chinese airspace directly from Indian airspace or make it through other airspace (e.g.: Nepali)?
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