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PIA passengers protest against disobeying social distancing rules during flight


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

26th Apr, 2020. 02:20 pm
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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passengers have protested against the carrier as the crew members did not follow rules regarding social distancing during a flight to Toronto amidst Coronavirus pandemic.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had issued strict SOPs to the airline to be implemented during all special flights to cope with the deadly disease.

However, PIA the protesters said that passengers sit next to each other instead of having a one-seat distance.

The passengers complained that the airline failed to take precautionary measures, although it charged $3,000 for flights that previously cost $1,400.

On the other hand, the PIA spokesperson argued that all safety measures were taken and the planes were disinfected.

Passengers were also provided masks and gloves, he claimed.

“The tickets were overpriced because the flight had to come back from Canada empty,” he added.

Moreover, the CAA has extended the suspension of all international flights till May 15 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Only special and cargo flights will be exempted from the order.

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