Cathay Cancels Karachi Flights As Pakistan Reviews Security

Cathay Pacific Airways has cancelled all flights to Karachi from Bangkok following a Taliban raid on the country’s busiest airport this week.

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Cathay Pacific cancels Karachi flights after attack

International flights in and out of Karachi have been suspended twice since Sunday, when gunmen wearing military uniforms stormed the airport, firing rocket-propelled grenades in an all-night siege that killed 37 people. The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack. “We will continue to monitor the situation closely,” Cathay said in a statement. “Customers are recommended to check flight status before departing for the airport.” Cathay Pacific shares were down 0.28% in mid-afternoon trade on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. -tribune