Monday, 6 July 2020

EU bans PIA from flying to Europe for six months

LONDON: The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended the flight operations of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to European Union (EU) nations for a period of six months, the PIA said on Tuesday. The suspension will take effect on July 1 at 12 am (UTC time), said the statement.

The statement added that the airline is in “touch with EASA to allay their concerns and hopes that the suspension will be revoked with our CBMs soon”.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, the official account of PIA issued a statement saying, “EASA has suspended PIA’s permission to operate to EU member states for 6 months w.e.f July 1, 2020: 0000Hrs UTC. PIA is in touch with EASA to allay their concerns and hopes that the suspension will be revoked with our CBMs soon.”

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