PIA suspends flights to Beijing till March 15 due to coronavirus scare

Updated 24 Feb 2020

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The national flag carrier operates its Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo flight twice a week. — AFP/File
The national flag carrier operates its Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo flight twice a week. — AFP/File

RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to suspend its flights to Beijing till March 15 because of novel coronavirus that has left nearly 2,500 people dead in China.

The national flag carrier operates its Islamabad-Beijing-Tokyo flight twice a week.

PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez told Dawn that the airline had decided to suspend its flights due to coronavirus, adding that the operation would be resumed keeping the situation in view.

Earlier, Pakistan had suspended its flight operation to and from China on Jan 30 for three days.

Published in Dawn, February 24th, 2020