Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Cathay Pacific cancels Karachi flights over escalating violence in Pakistan

Pakistan airport attacks

Cathay Pacific Airways has cancelled all flights to the Pakistani city of Karachi from Bangkok following a Taliban raid on the country's busiest airport this week, as top Pakistani officials debated how to tackle the escalating violence.

International flights in and out of Karachi have been suspended twice since Sunday, when gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed the airport, firing rocket-propelled grenades in an all-night siege that killed 34 people.
"We will continue to monitor the situation closely," Cathay said in a statement. "Customers are recommended to check flight status before departing for the airport."

Cathay Pacific shares closed down 0.14 per cent at about $2.04 Cnd on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

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