ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will not operate its planned Special Flights to Toronto, London, Manchester and Birmingham in view of the recent spike in the number of diagnosed Coronavirus Cases in the UK and North America.
In a statement on Thursday, the airline said that the government of Pakistan keeping the health and safety of citizens in consideration has withdrawn the permissions to allow the PIA to operate its flights to these virus-hit territories.
Therefore, in view of that, the PIA is canceling the special flights to Toronto, London, Manchester and Birmingham scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
“PIA regrets the inconvenience caused to the passengers; however; it would like to assure that passengers and crew’s safety and health is always the foremost important element for PIA,” it said.
The PIA said that the changing dynamics may be regretful but the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is forcing authorities and governments globally to continuously review their strategies to fight this challenge and get maximum protection.
The airlines asked the passengers to contact the PIA Call Centre for more information and updates on our operations normalization.