Saudia postpones resumption of Peshawar flights

Most Gulf airlines suspended flights to the Pakistani city after a plane was shot down, killing a woman
Saudia postpones resumption of Peshawar flights
Saudi Arabian Airlines
By Courtney Trenwith
Sun 03 Aug 2014 01:55 PM

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has postponed the resumption of flights to Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar by one week after a plane was shot down in June.

A woman died and two crew members were injured when the Pakistan International Airlines flight PK756 was attacked above the city, one of the country’s largest, on June 25.

Most Gulf airlines operated flights to Peshawar, hundreds of thousands of Pakistanis working in the region.

However, airlines including Saudia, Etihad, Gulf Air, Emirates, Qatar Airways suspended flights following the attack.

Saudia is now planning to restart operations to Peshawar on August 7, according to Pakistan daily Dawn.

Emirate and Qatar Airways resumed flights last month.

Air Arabia, which operates from Sharjah International Airport in the UAE, had not suspended flights.

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