SriLankan Airlines has cancelled flights to the Pakistani cities of Karachi and Lahore scheduled for Thursday, February 28, 2019, following the temporary closure of Pakistani airspace by the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan.
Passengers who were booked to fly to Karachi and Lahore have been advised to contact their travel agents and visit www.srilankan.com for further information.
SriLankan Airlines said it regrets the inconvenience caused to its valued passengers, which is due to circumstances entirely beyond the control of the airline.
“The safety of all of our passengers is of paramount importance to SriLankan Airlines. The airline is closely monitoring the situation and is in constant touch with respective authorities on this matter,” the Airline said.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in Pakistan said that Pakistani airspace has officially been closed for all commercial flights.
This follows a tense situation which arose between Pakistan and India. (Colombo Gazette)