SLAMABAD – On Saturday, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) issued an official NOTAM (Notification to Pilots) to suspend international flights to and from five airports, including Multan, Peshawar, Sialkot, Quetta and Faisalabad, as part of the security measures against coronavirus.
“International flights to / from Multan, Peshawar, Sialkot, Quetta and Faisalabad will remain in effect from Saturday March 14, 2020, 07:00 UTC / 1200 PST until new orders are made in this regard,” the agency said in a NOTAM.
However, international flights will only be permitted from Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore airports in accordance with established flight hours, and requests for additional / additional flights from the section will be processed by “relevant airports in accordance with policy and Disponibility. “
It states that the government and the PCAA are taking all possible measures to help the national cause prevent COVID-19 (coronavirus) in “emerging national circumstances.”
The authorities have taken specific measures at all airports and have strengthened standard operating procedures to effectively address this problem.
Meanwhile, the authorities planned to fly around 71 flights to and from Saudi Arabia, each of which was to carry some 39,980 passengers after the Kingdom suspended the entry of certain types of passengers to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a period of 72 hours valid from March 12. – 1529 hours KSA standard time.
Pakistan International Airlines, Airblue, the Gulf of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia and Fly Nas will operate 71 flights to deliver approximately 18,843 passengers to Saudi Arabia, and the same number of flights will be conducted to deliver approximately 21,137 passengers from the Kingdom to Pakistan.
Authorities said airline operators in both states asked the kingdom to extend the deadline by another 72 hours until March 18.
“The suspension applies to entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and does not apply, according to the circular, to flights destined for the return of citizens of the countries mentioned there to their countries, as well as cargo flights and flights intended to transport practicing doctors. “Authorities said.