Foreign airlines suspend operations at Karachi airport after militant attacks

Foreign airlines suspend operations at Karachi airport after militant attacks

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Pakistan’s Karachi airport deemed unsafe by foreign airlines.

After two consecutive militant attacks on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, some foreign airlines have announced the cancellation of flights to and from Karachi.

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Cathay Pacific is among the few airlines which announced the cancellation of its flights to the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Pakistan. The airline posted on its website, “In view of the situation at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi, Cathay Pacific is reviewing and assessing the safety status of the airport”. The statement added that the flights from Bangkok to Karachi on June 11, 2014 and Karachi to Bangkok on June 12, 2014 have been cancelled.

Cathay Pacific operates four flights between Karachi and Hong Kong. The airline assured that the situation will be closely observed and that the customers are recommended to check the flights status before departing for the airport. The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority’s Twitter page said that Thai Airways have also cancelled their flights temporarily.

Cargolux Airlines International SA – Europe’s biggest all-cargo airline – has also suspended its service from Karachi airport.

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