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Government gives green light to International flight operations

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th May, 2020. 04:32 pm
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The federal government has directed to resume international flights from all international airports from today. International flight operations will be restored from midnight.

According to the details, the government has allowed international flight operations to be resume from today that were halted due to coronavirus lockdown.

Earlier Pakistan resumed domestic flight operations in a phased manner as the government eased the nationwide-lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that flights could only be operated in accordance with established guidelines and SOPs. Pakistan suspended the domestic flight operations on March 26.

The resumption of the domestic flight services under strict restrictions from five major airports came as the Pakistan government said that it would begin a phased lifting of the lockdown due to its effect on the economy and the workforce. However, the flights resumed with higher prices, resulting to be the burden of empty seats on the passengers.

A one-way flight from Karachi to Lahore costs Rs21,815. A flight to Islamabad is priced the same, according to the PIA website.

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