low-cost carrier Air Arabia has announced that all its flights to Pakistans northwestern city of Peshawar will be diverted to Islamabad due to security reasons, reported Gulf News on Saturday.
The Sharjah-based airline, which operates three flights every week to Peshawar, said the change will come into effect from August 23.
The diversion was being made due to 'security reasons as per the request of the Civil Aviation Authority of Pakistan, the airline said in a statement.
Air Arabia added Peshawar as its destination to Pakistan alongside Karachi in 2007 to cater to the large number of Pakistani expatriates, and the airline operated three flights every week to the city.
The airline regretted any inconvenience caused to its passengers, assuring them that their safety and comfort remained the companys priority.
Air Arabia commenced operations in October 2003 and currently serves 57 destinations from two hubs in UAE and Morocco.