The Dubai-based airline, Emirates, issued a statement saying that their flights from Pakistan will remain suspended till further notice.
The Airlines on its website said that according to government directives, it won’t be carrying passengers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka until July 21, 2021.
The Abu Dhabi-based airline Etihad Airways has extended its flight suspension from India until Aug.2.Etihad Help desk made the statement on Twitter.
Several passengers have asked the Dubai-based airline to clarify the flight resumption dates. A passenger from Pakistan, named Ceher, asked the airline about flights to Dubai.
It was not immediately clear which routes and air carriers would be affected. The NCOC added the decision would be reviewed on May 18. Inbound air traffic will operate at 20% of the total current quantum, while there is no change in the existing Category C list countries.
According to details shared by the CAA, Qatar Airways was previously allowed to operate 56 flights in a week, which is now minimised to 11, followed by eight flights allowed to Gulf Air as compared to 35 flights previously in a week.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi has categorically denied any ‘backdoor diplomacy’ between Pakistan and India while lauding the role of the UAE leadership for 50 years of brotherly relationship with Pakistan.
The curbs do not tamper with cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
People intending to come to Pakistan or leave the country have been facing hardship and mental agony because of cancellation of their flights by several foreign airlines due to capacity restrictions.
Pakistan has lifted a rule barring the use of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine for people below 40 years old, in a bid to help inoculate people who need to travel for education or jobs abroad, particularly Saudi Arabia, a health official said.