PESHAWAR, June 26: The Emirates Airlines has suspended its flights to and from the Bacha Khan International Airport in the wake of the 25 June attack on a Pakistan International Airlines plane in the provincial capital.
The Emirates Airlines landed a flight at the Islamabad Airport yesterday.
The airlines spokesperson says the decision was made keeping in mind the safety of passengers and Emirates staff.
“Emirates has suspended flights to and from Peshawar since 25 June, 2014 until further notice, due to security concerns. The affected passengers will be rebooked on alternative Emirates’ flights and are asked to check on emirates.com for further updates,” says a statement.
On its website, Emirates says, “As this situation is beyond the control of Emirates, liability towards our passengers is limited in accordance with Emirates’ Conditions of Carriage for Passengers and Baggage. Additionally passengers are advised to contact their travel insurers.”
On 25 June, a woman was killed and two crewmembers injured when armed people fired shots at the PIA plane while it was landing at the Peshawar airport.