The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority ((CAA) has announced that domestic flight operations would be resuming in the country from tomorrow however they would be limited. The operations would start among the 5 major cities of the country. The announcement was made today, as the government is moving towards the second round of relaxing lockdown.
In the beginning, the national airports in Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Quetta, and Peshawar will have the permit to operate the local flights on alternative days of the week. The CAA has also issued a revised schedule of flights.
As per the revised schedule, 32 flights will be operated from the Allam Iqbal International Airport of Lahore, 4 would be operated from the Bacha Khan Airport in Peshawar, while 2 flights in a week will be operated from the International Airport of Quetta.
As per an official of the Aviation Authority, normally 369 local flights are operated in a week from the airport of Karachi alone, but, owing to the current crisis, only 68 flights in a week will occur.
It is pertinent to mention that the domestic flight operations in the country have been suspended since the 26th of March.