In the middle of a tiny village in northwestern Croatia lies a Fokker-100 plane parked in a local resident's garden, but after 23 years of travelling the world, the aircraft will not be going anywhere.
PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez Khan said the management has now written to the Civil Aviation Authority to urgently provide the list of other licences found to be dubious and all of them will be indefinitely grounded pending inquiries against them.
Flybe, which employs 2,000 people, had failed to turn around its fortunes since being purchased by the Connect Airways consortium last year, initially owing to weak demand and fierce competition.
"Our flights frequently faced undue delays because of the unprofessional attitude of the Kabul aviation authorities," PIA spokesman said. The route will remain suspended until "the situation becomes conducive," he added.
In a big relief to thousands of air passengers, the Supreme Court on Thursday approved the Directorate General of Civil Aviation's proposal on air tickets refund and credit shell on flights booked prior and during lockdown.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, the joint-venture established between ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, and Wizz Air Holdings Plc, has received national carrier status from the UAE government, subject to meeting regulatory standards prior to beginning operations.
All passengers coming from Pakistan to Dubai on Emirates flights must carry a negative COVID-19 report from an approved laboratory issued within 96 hours of the journey.
Airlines in 10 countries had demanded proof of valid flying licences for their Pakistani pilots after it emerged about a third of Pakistan International Airlines aviators were holding "bogus or suspicious" licences. In all, the foreign airlines asked for proof of 176 Pakistani pilot licences.
Even as the privatisation process drags on, national carrier Air India has instituted a scheme whereby employees can opt to take 'leave without pay ranging from six months to up to five years.