In a bid to revive pre-COVID life, after a hiatus of nearly four months of air travel, Pakistan on Friday allowed international flight operations to fully resume from all airports. It is pertinent to note that the announcement has been made a day after the country took major initiatives policy decision uplift several restrictions in light of a decline in the coronavirus cases.
As per the media reports, Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has issued a NOTAM (notice to airmen) today that stated international 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 or from Pakistan will revert to authorisations as per summer-20 scheduling season. However, international flight operations shall be conducted in accordance with established guidelines and applicable standard operating procedures (SOPs).”International cargo and special flight operations may also be conducted to/from Pakistan as per applicable SOPs,” NOTIM said.
In another NOTAM, the CAA said all types of domestic passenger operations would be allowed to and from all airports.
It is pertinent to note that on Thursday Aviation Division had announced that domestic flight operations would be restored from all airports in the country from August 6 midnight.
As the novel coronavirus spread in the country, Pakistan had suspended all international flights on March 21 and domestic flight operations on March 26.