Cargolux cancels Karachi stopover

Move comes after the attack on Jinnah International Airport.


According to new reports, Cargolux planes will not land at Pakistan’s Karachi airport until further notice. It has firmly denied reports that one of its aircraft was damaged in the Taliban attack on the airport. Before this, Cargolux used to run a one-weekly flight to Karachi, which continues from Pakistan to Sharjah.

News sources have quoted the airline as saying that it would “like to confirm that none of its aircraft were involved, damaged or destroyed in the terrorist attack at Jinnah international airport in Karachi this weekend, contrary to rumours published on a variety of websites.”

On Facebook, a user in a planespotters group had said that he had received a report that one of Cargolux’s planes had gone up in flames during the attack, which has since been claimed by Pakistani Taliban.

None of Cargolux’s planes were stationed at the airport at the time of the attack, the airline said, adding that “due to the developing situation, the Karachi stopover has been cancelled until further notice.”