Pakistan cancels all international flights till April 4

Pakistan International Airline (PIA) planes are positioned on the tarmac at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport in Islamabad on October 10, 2012. PIA have planed to reopen its flights for Swat valley which was shut down in 2007 due to the security situation. AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEM

Islamabad (HRNW) The Pakistan government has suspended all international flights till April 4. This move comes into effect tonight (Sunday) at 8pm.

This does not mean that Pakistani airspace has been closed, clarified PIA spokesperson Abdullah Khan.

He said the move is to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Many cases in Pakistan were reported in people who had travelled to the country from abroad.

The spokesperson said that all flights are being cancelled and tickets will be refunded. If people want to change their tickets, there will be no charges, he said.


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