PIA would be operating 2 special flights for Canada on the 2nd of April, as per the reports of local media. According to the available details, Pakistan International Airlines would be operating these special flights on the request of the Canadian government.
The Canadian high commissioner in Islamabad wrote a letter to the national flag carrier of Pakistan asking for 2 special flights that are aimed at bringing back six hundred and twenty citizens who are stuck in the country owing to the suspension of the international flights amid coronavirus epidemic.
The High Commission of Canada would be providing the list of passengers, who would be travelling in the special flights and the authorities of the airline would issue the tickets are per the provided list.
The special flights would be operated from the Lahore airport, that is the Allama Iqbal International Airport and the Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport and only passengers from the 2 cities would be adjusted in the flights.
The planes of PIA would depart for Canada from the mentioned airports at 7:00 am on the 2nd of April and would be returning empty, only bringing back the crew members of the plane.
It is important to mention that on the 26th of March, amid the surge in the coronavirus cases in the UK and North America, the government has taken back the special permission to PIA to operate in these countries.
A spokesperson of the PIA said that to keep the health and safety of the citizens intact and in consideration, the national flag carrier in annulling the scheduled special flights to Manchester, Toronto and Birmingham.
The spokesperson further added that the varying situation might be regretful however the corona epidemic is urging the governments and the authorities across the globe to continuously make their strategies for combating with the present challenge and for getting maximum protection.