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On December 30, Air Sial will operate chartered flight from Lahore to Dubai. It will be airline's first international commercial charter flight.

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The national flag carrier will be flying to Europe in the first quarter of 2022, after getting clearance from the international aviation auditor, revealed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Arshad Malik.

PIA sorted out its in-house affairs and brought significant improvement in safety and quality standards, which were checked by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) before the visit of IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) team.
 

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) body, has said that Pakistan has successfully resolved safety concerns, a development that paves way for the aviation sector to resume issuing licences to the country's pilots.

The news is a positive for Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and likely to create a positive impact on the sector and airlines as well.

The development comes after a scandal over fake licences rocked the aviation sector in Pakistan and hurt flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), which was barred from flying to Europe and the United States.

However, in the letter dated January 4, 2022 and sent to Director General of PCAA, Khaqan Murtaza, Denis Guindon, the Deputy Director Monitoring and Oversight Air Navigation Bureau at ICAO, said that the actions taken by Pakistan had successfully resolved the Significant Safety Concern (SSC).

"I wish to refer to the Significant Safety Concern (SSC/PEL-01/09-2020/PAK refers) that was issued to Pakistan on 18 September 2020 as well as the Universal Safety Oversight Audit Programme (USOAP) Continuous Monitoring Approach (CMA) audit that was conducted by an ICAO team in Pakistan from 29 November to 10 December 2021," stated the letter, a copy of which is available with Business Recorder.

“During the audit, the ICAO team reviewed the corrective actions taken and related evidence presented by Pakistan to address the SSC regarding the licensing system of the State, specifically in relation to the examinations conducted by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) and by delegated or designated training organizations prior to the issuance of licences and ratings."

The letter added that the ICAO SSC Validation Committee reviewed the actions and relevant evidence validated in Pakistan.

“The Committee determined that the actions taken by Pakistan had successfully resolved SSC,” read the letter, while lauding PCAA for their assistance to the ICAO team during the audit mission.

Back in September 2020, ICAO advised Pakistan to undertake immediate corrective action and suspend the issue of any new pilot licenses after false licences came to light following the crash of a PIA plane in May that year.

Last month, a nine-member ICAO team carried out an audit in Pakistan for 10 days. PCAA back then said that the audit team of ICAO appreciated the progress of PCAA, adding that the outcome of the audit has been very positive without any significant concerns.

In June last year, Pakistan grounded 262 airline pilots suspected of dodging their exams following checks of their qualifications.

The action was prompted by the preliminary report on an airliner crash in Karachi last year.
 

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Pakistan and China have launched Air Cargo Service on the Kashgar-ICT (Islamabad) route. With the successful landing of Pakistan Faxon Airlines Air Cargo plane at Kashgar Airport in the Xinjiang region of China.
According to China Radio International:

“This is the second international cargo route from Kashgar Airport to Pakistan after the Kashgar-Karachi cargo route in 2019.”

As the main aviation fulcrum of the Silk Road Economic Belt, Kashgar Airport has opened international cargo routes. To provide air traffic and service platforms for economic and trade development between Xinjiang, South Asia, West Asia and Europe.
The construction of the International Transport Corridor and the International Aviation Center is of great importance to the Xinjiang region.

Pakistan and China have launched Air Cargo Service on the Kashgar-ICT (Islamabad) route. With the successful landing of Pakistan Faxon Airlines Air Cargo plane at Kashgar Airport in the Xinjiang region of China.
 

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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday banned serving the meals on domestic flights in line with the directives of the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) to stem the spread of Omicron, a new variant of coronavirus, from January 17.

“Amid rising Omicron cases across the country, the NCOC bans serving meals/snacks onboard domestic flights and public transport effective from January 17,” the authority said on its Twitter handle.

National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) on Saturday discussed the need for restrictions on movement, non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), amid a surge in COVID cases, especially the Omicron variant.

According to details shared after the NCOC meeting headed by Asad Umar, the forum reviewed the disease’s trends in the country and discussed the epidemic curve chart data, disease prevalence and proposed NPIs in wake of rising disease trends in the country, especially in the urban centers.

The NCOC decided to extensively engage with provinces especially with the Sindh government for necessary measures to tackle the rising disease.
 

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First Karachi - Dacca Jet Flight February 06, 1962.
Pakistan International Airlines’ brand new green and white Boeing 720-B turbo-fan jetliner was scheduled to make its first flight between Karachi ( west Pakistan) and Dacca (east Pakistan) on February 6, 1962.

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On this occasion, Pakistan Posts & Telegraphs Department issued a 13-Paisa overprint on the 2A-anna (Paper Mill, postage stamp issued on August 14, 1955). The overprint was in red.
 

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Serene Air to start Chengdu-Karachi direct flights​

February 25, 2022

SOURCE..dailytimes.com.pk


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BEIJING: Pakistani airline Serene Air is set to launch direct flights from Chengdu China to Kalachi soon. The Civil Aviation Administration of China has recently approved the opening of the Chengdu-Kalachi direct flight route.

This route will be a passenger and cargo mixed route. At the beginning of its operation, the passenger air route will be turned into a cargo route to meet the need of international logistics air cargo. And two flights are arranged per week.

Its maiden flight date remains undecided so far, China Economic Net reported on Thursday. Upon this route’s operation, it will strengthen the trade, economic and cultural exchanges between Pakistan and the western region of China.

It is learned that the Chengdu-Kalachi direct flight will cut the travel time to about six hours from 16 hours the fastest time by connecting flights at present.

Chengdu has active communications and exchanges with Pakistan in various areas, including education, trade and culture. The 2021 International Conference on China-Pakistan Cooperation held in Chengdu attracted about 150 participants online and offline, including Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong, Pakistan Ambassador to China, Moin ul Haque, experts and entrepreneurs from China and Pakistan.
 

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Pakistan allows in-flight meals as coronavirus restrictions relaxed​


25 Feb, 2022

Pakistan allows in-flight meals as coronavirus restrictions relaxed

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ISLAMABAD – The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority lifted the ban on in-flight meals on all domestic routes as the coronavirus positivity rate continues to drop in the country.

As per the revised SOPs for the flights, wearing masks, maintaining social distance and vaccination are mandatory for passengers.

Earlier this year in January, the aviation regulator imposed a ban on in-flight meals due to a surge in the Covid-19 cases.

The airlines will be allowed to serve food and drinks to passengers on domestic flights from March 1, 2022.
 

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Nearly four years after the inauguration of Islamabad International Airport (IIA) by the then prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on May 1, 2018, #Pakistan International Airlines PIA) inaugurated its first engineering hangar for aircraft maintenance at the airport.

The hangar, named after Noor Khan, will be used for maintenance of the PIA aircraft.

A PIA spokesman said that the planes will no longer need to be sent to Karachi airport for maintenance.

Arshad Malik, the chief executive officer PIA, inaugurated the engineering hangar on Sunday.

The CEO said PIA was expanding its presence keeping in view the future requirements of the IIA. Most of the PIA operations are being shifted to the north due to passengers’ demand, the CEO said. Though most of the flights were in the north, the planes had to be transferred to Karachi for maintenance which was very costly.

He said due to the maintenance of the planes in Islamabad, the positioning costs will be gradually reduced.
 

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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has acquired a state-of-the-art Airbus A320 simulator for pilot training, refresher courses and air safety.

The simulator would lead to safer training and cost savings for the local airlines, as they have to spend a significant amount of money on training their pilots overseas.

The state-of-the-art digital 7E Evolution Airbus A320 Full Flight Simulator, acquired from L3Harris Technologies, will be installed at the PIA Training Centre in Karachi.

Currently, the national flag carrier operates 11 Airbus A320 aircraft. The simulator will not only benefit PIA’s own pilots who fly Airbus A320 but also other Pakistani airlines like Airblue and AirSial that use the aircraft. Pakistan has 670 Airbus A320 pilots.

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