外文标题：Cathay Pacific to end Pakistan flights on June 29
KARACHI: Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific said on Tuesday it would be suspending flights to Pakistan effective June 29, in what is a major blow for Pakistan’s already fragile aviation sector.
The airline did not state the specific reason behind their decision but its representatives based here say the move comes in wake of the attack on the Karachi airport on June 8.
“This is, indeed, very sad,” said an official who markets the airline in Pakistan. “This was the only big carrier of the far eastern origin coming to our country.”
Cathay Pacific started flights to Pakistan in September 2000. It did suspend operation once before for three months when US-led Nato forces attacked Afghanistan.
It operates four weekly flights to Karachi from Hong Kong and Bangkok.
The airline’s local representative said that the decision to stop the flights was purely commercial.
This is what the intended target of the foreign sponsored terror scums was.
Bulls’ eye! More to follow..
TTP achieved what they wanted to achieve… No major airline is willing to come to Pakistan except few Middle Eastern airlines…
Lesson1: Never feed snake thinking that it will only bite neighbours.
You never know… Their insurers might have refused to insure them against terrorism in high-risk countries. Clearly, Pakistan is one. If they won’t receive cover (or if they would end up paying a lot of money in premiums to get that cover), they’ll have no choice but to suspend their operations.
Soon we will only be travelling to Dubai in Air Arabia or our not-so-beloved PIA, and than go forward from there. Le sigh!
This is the start of pakistan isolation around the world.
We all know that the terrorists were supported by your country and this was your objective, we will crush thèse sponsored thugs like we did in Swat.
p r sharma
@T: Indians will be most happy and celebrate if you crush these terrorists. Do it at earliest possible time.
So Sweet-as-Honey friend is not so sweet anymore.
Latest news is that PIA is thinking of suspending flight to and from Karachi.
The soon to be formed Caliphate Airlines will make these foreign carriers redundant anyway. Fly Caliphate Today – On a Wing & a Prayer.
Unfortunately it is beginning of the end. No reputable airline would endanger their staff and reputation in the hub of terrorism. Pakistan can be a safe haven for terrorists or peaceful businesses. We have constantly chosen brutal fanatic terrorists over our future. While commercial airliners are going to Asian countries directly from North America and Europe we are completely isolated and dependent upon Middle Eastern brothers.
look at the bright side. this is a golden chance for PIA to become profitable (if they avoid the perils of monopoly).
Good riddance of chinky scum. We are a land of brave warriors and we don’t want cowards flying here. Our PIA is enough :)
Argh! No! Dont go! Come back! Come back after things have settled? This is another blow. Cathay Pacific is a good airline. I hope they return along with more airlines.
Don’t worry one day pakistan will be an economic powerhouse and they will come back begging. My sister said Cathay Pacific airline stinks. When they started serving food she literally puked. Even now the mention of this airlines irritates her.
Soon only airline that will land and take off from Pakistan will be PIA. Even Emirates and Etihad dont let their crew actually spend the night in Pakistan! They are told to stay on board while the plane gets refueled and passengers are disembarked or on-boarded. Shabash Pakistan.