Shahrukh Nusrat—the Aviation Secretary on Saturday said that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was revising its air service agreements (ASAs) with the foreign nations for changing the clauses which are not advantageous for the domestic airlines.
He informed this while speaking at a press conference at the CAA headquarters.
Domestic airlines especially the Pakistan International Airlines, observes that the air service agreements have reached with the nations whose airlines are flying into Pakistan under the open sky policy and the main reason behind the shortage of passengers as they have captured the passengers share of local airlines.
The federal cabinet has given approval to the National Aviation Policy 2019 also termed as the fair sky policy; the Civil Aviation Authority is still in the process of altering the current bilateral agreements.
The reporters were briefed by Mr Nusrat that the implementation of the new aviation policy was being done at a fast pace and most of the rules and regulations regarding them have been changed.
He said that the terms, conditions and requirements for the issuance of regional integration license and tourism promotion had been prepared while the regulatory function of CAA was being separated from its role of a service provider.
He informed that the instructions were being issued to rationalise all the CAA charges. the secretary said that the suggestions were also being made for revising the government taxes on the aviation sector.
He said that the CAA would be facing no losses while giving relief to the local airlines.
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