KARACHI: The ministry of foreign affairs has allowed six private charter flights by the US Embassy to airlift passengers in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.
According to an approval letter issued by the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) stated that the request of US Embassy had been approved by the competent authority to operate six special flights i.e. Sofia-Islamabad-Sofia through Omni Air incoming on April 21, 2020, Sharjah-Islamabad-Frankfurt through Atlas Air on April 22, 2020, Sofia-Islamabad-Sofia and Sofia-Karachi-Sofia through Omni Air on April 23, 2020 on April 25, 2020.
The CAA said that the permission is subject to the condition that no disembarkation of flight crew shall be permitted from the aircraft upon arrival at both Islamabad International Airport, Islamabad and Jinnah International Airport, Karachi.
The permission is also subject to full compliance with revised operational standard operating procedures issued through letter dated April 18, 2020 related to international passenger/charter flights.