PIA cancels four special flights to UK, Canada

By: News Desk      Published: 06:17 PM, 26 Mar, 2020
PIA cancels four special flights to UK, Canada

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has cancelled its planned flights to Toronto, London, Manchester and Birmingham.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, a day after PIA announced the four flights in order to fly stranded passengers, the Airlines said: “In view of the recent spike in the number of diagnosed corona cases in the UK and North America, Government of Pakistan keeping the health and safety of citizens in consideration, has withdrawn the permissions to allow four flights.”

The PIA said “In view of that PIA is cancelling the planned special flights to Toronto, London, Manchester and Birmingham scheduled for Friday and Saturday. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused to the passengers.”

It further said “However it would like to assure that passengers and crew's safety and health is always the foremost important element for PIA. The changing dynamics may be regretful but the pandemic is forcing authorities and governments globally to continuously review their strategies to fight this challenge and get maximum protection.”

The airlines said “Please contact PIA call centre for more information and updates on our operations normalisation. Stay safe, stay healthy, stay indoors. PIA Great People to Fly with.