Coronavirus Fear: PIA suffers loss of Rs. 2 billion after suspending flights to Saudi Arabia
After Iran and Qatar, PIA has decided to suspend flight operations to Italy as well in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.
Following the suspension of flights, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has suffered a loss of Rs. 2 billion. PIA postponed all its flights to Saudi Arabia following the temporary ban on Umrah due to coronavirus.
The officials told news outlets that the schedule of airlines has been disturbed as 50,000 passengers have so far canceled their flights. Furthermore, they said that 34 flights to Medina and 13 to Mecca were scheduled weekly for business visa and iqama holders, despite having fewer passengers.
After Iran and Qatar, PIA has decided to suspend flight operations to Italy as well, in an attempt to control the spread of coronavirus.
PIA spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez said that the company had suspended flights to and from Milan till 31st March 2020. He said that passengers having the nationality of any European country could travel to Paris through PIA flights.
However, after reaching Paris, the passengers will have to manage their journey onwards on their own. Passengers who had reserved their seats from Milan to Pakistan will have to travel to Paris on their own to catch a PIA flight.
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