Pakistan resumes flights with China

Pakistan resumes flights with China

Pakistan said it is resuming flights to and from China, days after it suspended them due to a rapidly spreading virus outbreak.

"We are resuming flight operations with China, a China Southern Airlines flight with 145 passengers on board will land at 9 am at Islamabad International Airport on Monday," Reuters cited additional secretary of aviation Abdul Sattar Khokhar as saying.

Pakistan had suspended operations on January 31, a day after the World Health Organization declared the epidemic a global health emergency.

A growing number of airlines have suspended flights to China due to the coronavirus outbreak and shrinking demand.