CAA allows foreign airlines to resume operations in Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 11:10 AM, 20 Jun, 2020
CAA allows foreign airlines to resume operations in Pakistan

Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) on Saturday announced the resumption of all international flight operations except from the Gwadar and Turbat airports. 

Sharing this important announcement, the Civil Aviation Authority in a series of tweets said, “Government of Pakistan has been pleased to authorise International Flight Operations to/from All International Airports of Pakistan except Gwadar and Turbat airports, with effect from June 20, 2020, 0001 PST.”

The PCAA further said, “The permission for International Flight Operations shall be subject to applicable restrictions and limitations as decided by the Competent Authority from time to time in light of the current COVID-19 Scenario and implementation of Health Protocols.”

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority stated, “Additionally, Cargo, Special and Diplomatic Flights shall continue to be authorised as per procedure in vogue. Please also note that adherence to the relevant applicable Standard Operating Procedures shall be mandatory for all Airline Operators.”

Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Raja Ali Ejaz on his twitter account @RajaAliEjaz1 shared General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia notice, “During curfew, the electronic ticket is considered a travel permit that avails travellers 3 hours permit prior to flight departure and 3 hours upon arrival.”

Prime Minister Imran khan in its message to the overseas Pakistanis said, I appreciate the philanthropic role played by the Overseas Pakistani community in helping their brothers & sisters abroad during Covid19. There are many examples where the Pakistani community has been a source of inspiration, helping those around in need.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan said, “Tomorrow we will partially open airspace for international flights. This is being done especially to help our overseas workers who have suffered most in this pandemic but have shown great courage and made us proud. We welcome you back home and our government will facilitate you in every way.”

It is pertinent to note that Pakistan temporarily halted all international incoming and outgoing flights on March 21 to contain the spread of novel coronavirus at the time when the national tally of confirmed infections jumped to nearly 700, including three deaths.