PIA cancels special flights to UK, Canada amid Covid-19 pandemic


ISLAMABAD Hundreds of foreign nationals are stranded in Pakistan after the country closed its airspace till April 4 due to increasing cases of coronavirus pandemic. To deal with this crisis, PIA had announced to operate 4 special flights from Pakistan to Toronto, London, Manchester and Birmingham for the stranded foreign nationals. Customers were charged as much as triple the amount for a single journey due to the non-availability of other options but PIA has now cancelled those special flights. The national carrier took to the microblogging site Twitter to announce the cancellation of these special flights. PIA tweeted, “keeping the health and safety of citizens in consideration, (Government) has withdrawn the permissions to allow PIA to operate to these territories. In view of that PIA is cancelling the planned special flights to Toronto, London, Manch ester and Birmingham scheduled for Friday and Saturday. PIA regrets the inconvenience caused to the passengers..”