Saudi Arabian Airlines special flight to repatriate Saudi diplomats from Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 09:41 PM, 5 May, 2020
Saudi Arabian Airlines special flight to repatriate Saudi diplomats from Pakistan

The Civil Aviation Authority on Tuesday gave go-ahead to Saudi Arabian Airlines to land its special flight in Islamabad on May 9 to bring back Royal Saudi diplomats and other staff stuck in Pakistan.

Saudi Arabian Airlines flight No SV-723 will operate from Riyadh to Islamabad. According to the plan, the empty plane of Saudi Arabian Airlines will land at Islamabad Airport on May 9 and will leave for Riyadh carrying stranded Royal diplomats and other staff in Pakistan.

The CAA gave permission on the request of Royal Saudi Embassy. CAA Air Transport department issued a notification in this regard.

However, plane crew would not be allowed to step outside the plane during their stay at the airport, CAA said.

The international flight operations have been suspended till May 15 however special flights in and outside the country are being allowed as per the approval of CAA to bring back stranded Pakistanis.