A series of chartered flights will be arranged by the United Kingdom to repatriate stranded Brits in Pakistan following international flight cancellation due to coronavirus pandemic.
“I know how stressful Pakistan international flight suspension has been, with so many British nationals unable to get home,” said British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Christian Turner in a video message on Wednesday.
The diplomat said his team had been working with the authorities in Pakistan to keep some international flights going.“PIA was the only airline permitted to operate commercially so the best and quickest way to get stranded Brits home,” he said.
The British High Commissioner said that as of 4 April over 7,758 passengers were repatriated to the UK. Turner said the PIA told them that they would no longer operate regular flights to the United Kingdom, during which UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab offered to arrange a number of chartered flights to carry more Britons home.