Islamabad, August 04, 2018 (PPI-OT): Shaheen Airline International (SAI) operates two weekly flights from Guangzhou to Lahore. SAI Guangzhou-Lahore flight scheduled to depart on 29 July 2018 was delayed and cancelled subsequently. Around 260 passengers were stranded at the airport. While most passengers opted for full refund and took other commercial flights, 46 passengers decided to wait for the next SAI flight. Later the scheduled flight for 2nd August was also cancelled by SAI. In the meantime, these 46 passengers have been joined by passengers of the flights which were supposed to operate on 2nd and 5th August.
On receiving the news about the stranded Pakistanis at Guangzhou airport, Consulate General of Pakistan Guangzhou immediately reached out to passengers and Station Manager SAI. Due to the efforts of our Consulate, the passengers were accommodated at Holiday Villa hotel near Guangzhou Airport by Shaheen Airlines. The Airline is also providing them with halal food. Our Consul has met with all passengers. The hotel is comfortable and the passengers are being provided halal food.
Our Consul has been in close contact with the passengers and has been meeting them on a regular basis and looking after their well-being. He has ensured that SAI is providing food and accommodation to the affected passengers. Our Consulate with the help of the local Chinese Foreign Affairs Office in Guangzhou has facilitated the passengers whose visas have expired. We understand that Shaheen Air is working to ensure the expeditious return of their passengers in Guangzhou.
For more information, contact:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Government of Pakistan