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Pakistan International Airlines Announces Resumption of England Flights and Hi Fly Lease

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced that they would be operating a leased Airbus A330-900neo aircraft in order to operate flights to England. The airline will lease the aircraft and crews from Hi Fly on a wet-lease agreement. The Karachi-based carrier normally operates Boeing 777 family aircraft on flights to England.  The carrier, which is currently banned from the European Union, will utilize the aircraft to resume services to London's Heathrow Airport, Manchester and Birmingham, England. Prior to the ban, all…

Europe Bans Pakistan International Airlines Amid Fraudulent Pilot Licence Scandal

The European Aviation Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines’s (PIA) authorization to operate in the EU for six months. As of July 1, PIA will not be allowed to operate flights in European skies at least for the rest of the year. “EASA has temporarily suspended PIA’s authorization to…

UAE Bars Flights from Pakistan

The United Arab Emirates’ General Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA) announced Sunday it will not receive passengers coming from Pakistan until a lab is established to test them for the COVID-19 disease, which is caused by the novel coronavirus currently spreading around the world. The GCAA’s decision applies to transit flights…

Pilots and Controller Blamed for Pakistani A320 Crash

The Pakistani Aircraft Accident Investigation Board (AAIB) has released the preliminary report on the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) accident a month after the crash. According to the report, the flight crew did not follow the procedures and failed to extend its landing gear, leading to a gear-up landing and initiated…

Pakistan International Air Flight 8303 Crashes After Aborted Approach

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A320 has crashed near Karachi Airport, Pakistan, while operating a domestic service as flight 8303 from Lahore. So far the airline has reported that there were 91 passengers and seven crew members onboard the aircraft that went down in a residential area to the southeast…

United, Air India Marketing New Delhi Flights as Nonstop Despite…

With Pakistan restricting access to its airspace, airlines operating in the region have been forced to take indirect flight paths to get to their destinations. While this may mean an extra hour or so flying time and a brief delay for some, it means fuel stops for those flying the…

Pakistan Airspace Closure Causes Scores of Diversions and Cancellations

Following rising tensions between Pakistan and the Indian Subcontinent, Pakistan closed its airspace after having claims of having shot two Indian fighter aircraft. The ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan had been tensing lately, after 14 Indian Soldiers were killed on February 14 in the border town of Kashmir controlled…

British Airways Resumes Pakistan Service

British Airways has announced that it will resume nonstop flights to the Pakistani capital Islamabad. The flights will restart following a decade-long hiatus. The route will operate thrice weekly from London Heathrow, with flights beginning on June 2, 2019 using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. British Airways hasn’t operated the flights…