“According to the federal government’s decision, the service of outbound international flights (scheduled, non-scheduled, and charter flights) was authorized with effect from 2359 hours tonight”, said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, Spokesperson Aviation Division.
The spokesperson added in a statement that both domestic and foreign airlines will be permitted to operate from all of Pakistan’s international airports except Gwadar and Turbat.
“SOPs for international outbound flights have already been issued requiring airlines to follow the destination country’s SOPs”. In March, all international flights were suspended by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) following a novel coronavirus.
A month later, in line with the national strategy to curb the spread of novel coronavirus, the Government extended the suspension of international and domestic flight operations until April 30. Throughout this time, however, PIA resumed their relief flights to repatriate stranded Pakistani nationals.
Information on Domestic Flights
The government has also agreed to boost the domestic flights service from June 1, which was partially restored on May 16, following the Covid-19 pandemic ‘s nearly 56-day suspension.
“It was agreed to further boost domestic flight operations from the previous 20-22 per cent to 40-45 per cent of pre-COVID19 operations,” an Aviation Division spokesperson said.
Extracted from City42 News