SriLankan Airlines cancels flights to Pakistan

ECONOMYNEXT – Sri Lankan Airlines is cancelling scheduled flights to Karachchi and Lahore after Pakistan closed its airspace amid rising regional tension an official said.

Other flights are unaffected.

Pakistan closed its airspace amid apparent incursions by Indian aircraft to the country and claims by Pakistan the at least two aircraft have been shot down.

An airline statement said passengers booked to fly to Karachi and Lahore should contact their travel agents and visit www.srilankan.com for further information.

Sri Lanka has expressed concern at the rising tensions.

The US has also called on both countries to exercise restraint.

(Colombo/Feb27/2019-SB)