The government on Friday allowed International Flights and all of other operations in Pakistan to fully resume at all airports, a day after it announced the lifting of several coronavirus restrictions in light of reducing cases and deaths.
Pakistani International Flights
A NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said that operations will resume from August 9 midnight.
“The government of Pakistan is pleased to allow all international passenger operations to/from all airports as available pre-Covid-19.
A residential flight is one that stays inside a similar nation while a worldwide flight is one that shows up in an alternate nation. In the event that you live in the US, at that point a local flight would be one between one US state to another, or even inside a similar state.
“International scheduled flight operations to/from Pakistan will revert to authorisations as per summer-20 scheduling season. However, International Flights and other operations shall be conducted in accordance with established guidelines and applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs).
“International cargo and special International Flights and other operations may also be conducted to/from Pakistan as per applicable SOPs,” it said.
In another NOTAM, the CAA said all types of domestic passenger operations would be allowed to and from all airports. A day earlier, the Aviation Division had announced that domestic flight operations would be restored from all airports in the country from August 6 midnight.
Aviation Division’s senior joint secretary, Abdul Sattar Khokhar, said all operators would be required to implement the established guidelines, SOPs, and that they would seek prior schedule approval from the competent authority.
Cargo, special International Flights and private aircraft operations would also be available for all airports subject to compliance with relevant SOPs, he had said.
Pakistan had suspended all International Flights on March 21 and domestic flight operations on March 26 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus.