COVID:19: Karachi, Sukkur airports to be shut from March 24 for domestic flights

Decision was taken amid the lockdown imposed in the province to limit the spread of the virus

​ Our Correspondent March 23, 2020
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KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday decided to close Karachi's Jinnah International Airport and Sukkur's airport for all domestic flights from March 24 till April 4 as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus in the country.

The airports will “remain closed for all types of Domestic Incoming/Outgoing Passenger Flight Operations with effect from Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 0100 UTC/ 0600 PST till April 04, 2020,” said the notification issued by the CAA.

The decision was taken amid the lockdown imposed in the province to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus that has affected more than 800 people in the country and claimed six lives.

Pakistani travellers stranded due to suspension of international flights

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has also cancelled all flight operations from Karachi and Sukkur whereas other airlines have also been informed about the decision.

On March 21, the federal government decided to suspended international flights coming into Pakistan till April 4.

The decision has left many Pakistani travellers stranded at airports across the globe.

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