Etihad Airways and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have relaunched their codeshare partnership to provide their customers with greater access to both airlines’ trunk routes between the UAE and Pakistan, and on Etihad services across its global network.
Waqar Ahmed Jadoon was an attendant on flight PK-781 from Islamabad to Toronto, according to PIA officials. A missing person complaint has been filed with the Toronto police and disciplinary action has been initiated against him, the report said.
“The government of Pakistan is pleased to allow all international passenger operations to/from all airports as available pre-COVID-19. International scheduled flight operations to/from Pakistan will revert to authorisations as per summer-20 scheduling season."
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.
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.
"Considering the problems of overseas Pakistanis it has been decided that the first flight would land at Islamabad International Airport on April 4. All passengers will be sent in quarantine and tested for COVID-19. Those who tested negative will be sent home through special arrangements of transport," Asad Umar said.
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced it would operate special flights to bring back stranded Pakistanis ahead of Eid Al Adha.The national flag carrier will bring back the Pakistanis from Kabul.
Out of 561 in total, the Pakistan Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates has managed the entry of 23 passengers into the UAE. The remaining passengers who were unable to produce the documents on the new travel advisory have been sent back. However, 152 are still at the airport whose repatriation is being arranged in various flights by tonight
The US Department of Transportation had in April granted PIA permission to operate 12 direct flights to the US to repatriate people stranded by the coronavirus pandemic.
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.