Pakistan decides to open domestic flights from May 16
Flight operations will be launched in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar. Federal Minister of Aviation
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan has said that it has been decided to open domestic flights from May 16, he said, adding that the National Command and Operations Center was closed yesterday. (NCOC) has made the final decision to open domestic flights. In addition, Ghulam Sarwar Khan said that flight operations would be launched in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta, and Peshawar. He said that initially 20% of domestic operations were launched from May 16, while SOPs on social distance 50% of the seats will be maintained ‘occupancy’.
Ghulam Sarwar said that the Aviation Division was making all possible efforts to facilitate the passengers to travel safely. It should be noted that on May 12, the government extended the ban on domestic and international flight operations till April 21. A spokesman for the Aviation Division had said that as per the decision of the government of Pakistan, the decision to ban the movement of domestic and international flights has been extended till April 21. Following the government decision, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) The country also extended the nationwide ban on general aviation until April 21. Earlier, on May 10, the ban on domestic flights was extended to May 13.
It may be recalled that Civil Aviation had temporarily suspended domestic and international flight operations on March 25 due to the Coronavirus. The decision was taken by the government after consultation with all airline operators. The number of new cases of the virus could not be stopped and even today the number of more infected people in the country has reached more than 38 thousand while the death toll has reached 822.
When the first case of coronavirus was reported in the country on February 26, various measures were taken at the government level and first educational institutions were closed so that the virus could not spread among students and teachers. Some places have been completely locked down. Due to this lockdown, various restrictions have been imposed on business centers, shopping malls, parks, entertainment venues, intercity buses, passenger trains, unnecessary exits, but in recent days, the public Places allowed to open.
Although the first case of the virus was from a Pakistani citizen who came from abroad, it is now being transmitted locally from one person to another and the total number of such cases in the country is a large number of such victims.