Friday Aug 07, 2020
The government has green-lit international flight operations across the country at all airports on Friday, a day after coronavirus restrictions were lifted amid a reported decline in COVID-19 cases.
According to a NOTAM (notice to airmen) issued by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the 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."
"International scheduled flight operations to/from Pakistan will revert to authorisations as per the summer-20 scheduling season. However, international flight operations shall be conducted in accordance with established guidelines and applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs)," read the official communique.
The official document also notified that the international cargo and special flight operations may also be conducted to/from Pakistan as per applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs).
Yesterday, the aviation authority had announced that the government of Pakistan had decided to resume domestic and special flights across the country.
In this regard, it issued a formal notice, according to which the previous notice banning domestic flights has been cancelled.
According to the issued notice, all special and scheduled flights will have to comply with the regulations, while special planes will also be allowed to operate from all airports.
"Government of Pakistan has been pleased to allow Domestic Flight Operations to/ from all Airports except Turbat, Pangjur, Dalbadin, Zhob, Pasni, Moenjodaro, Nawabshah and Bahawalpur airports, with effect from midnight of 6th August 2020, PST," read the CAA tweet.