KARACHI: Pakistan has suspended direct flight operation to China in wake of coronavirus threat. The direct flight operation will remain suspend till February 02, 2020, said a notification issued by Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
The notification said: “all direct flight operations between Pakistan and China are to be stalled on immediate basis, initially till 2nd February, 2020, subject to subsequent review.”
The CAA intimated about the government decision to Air China Pakistan and China Southern Airlines.
Major airlines of the world have already suspended some flights to China because of the coronavirus outbreak. The airlines that have already suspended flight operations are included: Lufthansan, Air Tanzania, American Airlines, British Airways, FinnAir, Air Canada etc.
The some of the airlines have suspended flights due to massive drop in demand.
BBC reported that death toll from the coronavirus outbreak had rise to 170. It reported quoting Chinese health authorities that there were 7,711 confirmed cases in the country as of January 29, 2020.