The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has on Wednesday allowed airlines to run 30% more outbound international flights from the country following the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases.
A notification issued by CAA has permitted the airlines so that they could take passengers in their outbound flights, that were previously going vacant. The increased international flight operation would also include cargo flights of the airlines.
“We have taken the decision in the wake of a crowd and fewer number of available flights,” the CAA said.
سی اے اے نوٹیفکیشن کے مطابق ائیرلائنز 30 فیصد پروازوں کو مسافروں کے ساتھ بیرون ملک لے جاسکیں گی لیکن واپسی پر صرف کارگو سامان لانے کی اجازت ہوگی۔ https://t.co/LH1kHEgyYH
— PCAAOfficial (@official_pcaa) May 12, 2021
Earlier, PCAA had extended the travel restrictions for International passengers arriving from Category C countries till May 04 following the deadly COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
PCAA had announced new guidelines for extended travel restrictions for Category C passengers.
Brazil, India, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa and others are among 23 countries included in the Category C. Those coming from countries in the C travel category will have to take earlier permission from the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC).
The restrictions will also be imposed on the Pakistani passport holders, NICOP and POC holders.
However, those coming from countries in the B travel category will have to make sure a negative Covid PCR report at a maximum of 90 hours before boarding, the notification read.