Pakistan asked to provide relief to airlines
International Air Transport Association has written a letter to the government of Pakistan in the wake of the coronavirus that has disrupted the airlines' operations worldwide.
In the letter addressed to the PM Imran Khan and the Secretary Civil Aviation Authority, the IATA presented a plethora of problems that the pandemic has caused to the airlines which are now fighting for its survival in the wake of the closure of the flight operations as a majority of the countries have closed their borders.
In the letter, IATA further requested the CAA to provide special relief to all the airlines operating in Pakistan, seeking the reduction of taxes and aeronautical charges in order to save itself from further financial losses.
In addition, IATA requested the authorities to waive off the penalties in case of delay in payments and to put on hold further taxes and the aeronautical charges that are due in 2020.
“In these critical times, all the aviation authorities across the world will have to play their role to alleviate the losses of the airlines,” the letter read and further requested the Pakistani authorities to take steps in order to reduce the financial losses of IATA.