COVID-19: Domestic flights canceled in Pakistan

Lahore, 25th March: The situation regarding the coronavirus in the country is worsening and a lockdown has been declared by the government, canceling all the international flights.

According to the reports of Baaghi TV, all the domestic flights within Pakistan will also be suspended from March 26.

According to the spokesman of the Civil Aviation Division, no decision has been made on the arrival of passengers outside of Pakistan. However, PIA has been allowed to take passengers from Pakistan abroad.

According to a notification issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, it has also been decided to shut down all domestic flights operations, after the international flight and train operations have been closed down amid the spread of the coronavirus across the country.

The PIA administration has confirmed the permission for flight operations and said that the CAA has approved four international flights, two flights to the UK which will be operated on 27th and two on the 28th of March. Similarly, three flights to Islamabad and one to Lahore has been granted permission to take off.

Civil Aviation, on the other hand, has banned its pilots from traveling overseas after the threat of the coronavirus. Similarly, those pilots whose licenses were being expired, have been extended for three months. The training programs of the pilots have also been called off due to the outbreak of the virus and the pilots will be given training within the country until the pandemic comes under control.

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