Gulf airlines reassess Peshawar flights

2014-06-26 12:29

Dubai — The Middle East's biggest airline says it is halting flights to and from the Pakistani city of Peshawar because of security concerns, a day after a gunman opened fire at a plane landing at the airport.

Emirates said Wednesday it suspended flights from its Dubai hub to the Pakistani city until further notice, and that is rebooking affected passengers on alternate flights.

Etihad Airways, based in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, says it canceled a flight due to leave late Tuesday and that it is currently reviewing the security situation in Peshawar. Its next flight to the city is due to depart Thursday.

Pakistani authorities say one person was killed and two were wounded in Tuesday's shooting involving a Pakistan International Airlines flight.

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