Two charter flights will travel to Canada and passengers will have to wear masks and gloves. Other flights will remain suspended. The passengers coming from abroad will be kept in quarantine.
On April 19, PIA flight PK-8220 will depart for Dubai from Islamabad, while PIA’s return flight PK-8221 will arrive at Multan airport from Dubai on the same day. The PIA flight PK-8223 will go from Islamabad to Dubai and will depart from Dubai to Faisalabad on April 19.
All passengers travelling by air are obligated to submit their health forms, which include information on flu, cold, cough, and sore throat. The form also states that passengers should enter quarantine if the relevant health officer deemed it necessary.
The PIA has already partially restored its international schedule, chartered and cargo flights under special approval by the government and has repatriated hundreds of Pakistani nationals from different countries.
The top officials as well as the staff of Pakistan International Airline (PIA) in Dubai are taking all precautionary measures to remain safe.
The PIA has reduced its special flights’ fares by 20 to 30 per cent, extending maximum relief to the nationals stranded in the UAE due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The countries, which grounded the Pakistani pilots and asked the Aviation Division to verify their credentials, included the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Vietnam, Turkey and Bahrain.
The pilots were suspended earlier this month after authorities in Pakistan discovered that up to a third of the country's pilots may have falsified their qualifications.
The airline decided to serve snacks, club sandwiches, chicken patties, one banana and muffin but no tea or coffee will be served in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia sector.
The first flight PK9702 will carry more than 250 passengers from Manchester to Islamabad and the next flight PK9785 will airlift passengers from Islamabad to London are scheduled for Aug.14 and 15 respectively, PIA spokesman Abdullah Hafeez said.