Pakistan resumes international flight operation

By: News Desk      Published: 11:14 PM, 19 Jun, 2020
Pakistan resumes international flight operation

The government on Friday announced resuming international flight operation in Pakistan.

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) released a NOTAM in this regard. According to NOTAM issued by CAA Air Transport department, all international passengers and chartered flights will be authorised to operate to and from all airports except Gwadar and Turbat.

In a tweet the civil aviation said: “Government of Pakistan has been pleased to authorize International Flight Operations to/ from All International Airports of Pakistan except Gwadar and Turbat airports, with effect from June 20, 2020, 0001 PST.”

“The CAA will issue the flight schedule in order to ensure sufficient separation between arrival and departures of the passengers under health protocols adopted to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic,” reads the NOTAM.

It also read that the orders will apply on all cargo, special and diplomatic flights, whereas, it will need special permission from the higher authorities.

Earlier today, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development said that normal flight operations would start after June 20.

In a tweet, the ministry said: “Normal Flight operations will start at 25 capacity after 20 June. Priority will initially be given to labour in GCC. Plans about other countries will be updated on our channels as they come in”