RAWALPINDI: The sharp unfold of coronavirus circumstances in the UK and Canada has compelled the federal government to withdraw the permission it gave to the Pakistan Worldwide Airtraces to function 4 particular flights to the 2 nations.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez mentioned in an announcement on Thursday that in view of the latest spike within the variety of recognized coronavirus circumstances within the UK and Canada, the federal government, holding the well being and security of residents in consideration, had withdrawn the permission it gave to the PIA to function its particular flights to those nations.
Mr Hafeez mentioned that in view of the federal government’s resolution, the PIA had cancelled deliberate particular flights to London, Manchester, Birmingham and Toronto scheduled for Friday and Saturday.
He mentioned the PIA regretted the inconvenience brought about to passengers however added that passengers and crew’s security and well being had been all the time the foremost vital factor for the nationwide flag provider.
“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 ensure maximum protection to the people,” he mentioned.
The spokesman requested passengers to contact the PIA name centre for extra data and updates.
“Stay safe, stay healthy, and stay indoors,” the spokesman mentioned.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Pakistan Worldwide Airways had determined to function 4 particular flights on the worldwide route on humanitarian grounds for the folks stranded in Pakistan attributable to closure of worldwide flight operations.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez had mentioned that of the 4 flights, three flights can be operated for the UK and one for Canada.
A PIA flight PK-781 was scheduled to take off from Lahore for Toronto on Friday, March 27, whereas PK-709 was deliberate from Islamabad to Manchester on Saturday, March 28.
The flight PK-757 was to be operated from Islamabad to London on Saturday, March 28 whereas PK 791 was scheduled from Islamabad to Birmingham on Saturday, March 28.
On account of rise within the variety of coronavirus circumstances in Britain and Canada, the federal government determined to withdraw the comfort of working 4 particular flights.
Revealed in Daybreak, March 27th, 2020