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Air India Avoiding Afghanistan Airspace While Saving an Hour to North America

Due to Air India's newly permitted Hindu Kush route for its 777s, passengers flying to and from North America may expect their flights to be up to an hour shorter. Airlines linking India with Europe and North America have had to take a detour to avoid restricted airspace since Afghanistan closed its airspace to non-defense aircraft in August. The new route saves Air India a lot of money and time, which is a win-win situation for both the airline and…