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Pakistan extends suspension of domestic, Int’l flight operations till May 15

Pakistan extends suspension of domestic, Int’l flight operations till May 15
April 26, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suspended domestic and international flights till midnight on May 15 due to the extension of lockdown across the country. According to a notification issued, as per the decision of the government of Pakistan, the suspension of international flight operations as effected earlier has been extended up to Friday, May 15, 2020 at 2359 hours PST. “The remaining provisions as applicable to the suspension of international flights reflected in previous orders remain unchanged,” CAA said. The new directives come as the number of confirmed cases in the country rose to over 12,700 with 269 deaths. Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has extended the suspension of the international and local flight operation until April 30. However, the ban will not be applicable to special and cargo flights. Meanwhile, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued SOPs for special and chartered flights. It will be mandatory to disinfect the airplane. Passengers will have to wear masks during the flight. No passenger will be allowed to change his seat. Passengers’ temperature will be checked after each 90 minute. Earlier on April 9, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had extended the suspension of domestic and international flight operations across the country over coronavirus outbreak. “As per decision of the Government of Pakistan, the suspension of International and Domestic Flight Operations as effected earlier has been extended upto Tuesday April 21, 2020 2359 PST,” read a notification from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). In its last notification, the CAA had said that diplomatic, special/cargo flights and flights of national carrier to/from Pakistan holding special approval from the competent authority for transporting stranded Passengers” would be exceptions to the ban.