PIA flights issue being taken up with Pakistan govt: UK
In a series of tweets, the High Commission asked the British nationals to contact Qatar Airways and travel agents.
1/3 Pakistan International Airlines @Official_PIA had announced flights from Islamabad to UK operating on 28 March. We understand that PIA has now cancelled these flights. We are discussing this with the Government of Pakistan.— UKinPakistan🇬🇧🇵🇰 #StayHomeSaveLives (@ukinpakistan) March 27, 2020
“Having already operated flights on 25 and 26 March, we understand the Qatar Airways is planning to operate daily flights from Islamabad until 3 April,” the tweet read.
The High Commission also shared an earlier advisory that asked British nationals to return to the UK.
3/3 Keep-up-to date with latest travel advice ⬇️https://t.co/vbzwdvzxRe— UKinPakistan🇬🇧🇵🇰 #StayHomeSaveLives (@ukinpakistan) March 27, 2020
It says, “As countries respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, including travel and border restrictions, the FCO advises British nationals against all but essential international travel.
“Any country or area may restrict travel without notice. If you live in the UK and are currently travelling abroad, you are strongly advised to return now, where and while there are still commercial routes available. Many airlines are suspending flights and many airports are closing, preventing flights from leaving.”
The statement came after the PIA on Thursday cancelled special flights to four selected destinations including London, Manchester, Birmingham and Toronto.