Gone for good
Cathay Pacific has suspended its operations in Pakistan for an indefinite period. The decision was taken in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the Karachi airport, which left 38 people dead, including the 10 attackers. The decision was also taken in view of the threats given by the Taliban militants who warned international firms and airlines to wind up their businesses in Pakistan or face attacks. The last Cathay Pacific flights between Karachi and Bangkok operated on June 29.
Before it stopped its operations, Cathay Pacific operated four flights a week from Karachi to international destinations. This is the latest international carrier to cease flights through Pakistan after British Airways which pulled out in 2008 following an attack on a hotel in Islamabad.