PIA stops Karachi operations after pilots suspected of contracting coronavirus

Sandra Loyd

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airline Companies (PIA) on Sunday stopped its flight operations from Karachi on Sunday after 4 pilots were suspected of contracting the coronavirus.

PIA President (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik provided instant guidelines to ground the aircrafts. 4 pilots were stopped as part of preventive steps versus the infection.

On The Other Hand, Pakistan Airline Company Pilots’ Association (PALPA) likewise restricted pilots from operating unique flights after it appeared that coronavirus- associated SOPs had actually been disregarded.

“It has come to our notice that on recently operated “humanitarian flights” safety has actually been jeopardized and COVID-19 associated SOPs have actually been disregarded. The safety and health of our team members has actually constantly been and stays our utmost top priority. PALPA will in no scenarios compromise on the safety of its members,” a declaration provided by PALPA checked out.

PIA’s international flight operations are partly bring back as an unique flight bring 327 guests left for London on Saturday night, after the rigorous screening of the guests at the health desk at the airport. The representative of the national flag provider had actually stated that another flight would leave for London on Sunday from the Islamabad airport.

It might be kept in mind that PIA was permitted to run 8 unique flights for London and Manchester.

The Law Today Pakistan (TLTP) is an independent news service.

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