It is apparent that the problems of Shaheen Air International (SAI) are on a rising trend and are increasing more and more. Yesterday, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued directives to bar Shaheen International Airlines from scheduling international flights on the route of Islamabad to Dubai, which would be put into effect from the 13th of July 2018 that is Friday.
The Civil Aviation Authority announced this decision yesterday late evening. It sent a letter to the airlines and informed them that the airlines’ flights—NL 221 and NL224 have been annulled until the further directives.
CAA also instructed the airline to inform the affected passengers accordingly for avoiding any inconvenience to them.
The Civil Aviation Authority said that this action was taken after the Shaheen Air International defaulted in regulatory and other charges. The airline has to pay rupees 1.25 billion owing to those charges.
The aviation authority has also asked the passengers who would be travelling to Dubai from Shaheen Air International from the 13th of July onwards to make some other arrangements.
Following the disciplinary action taken by CAA, the spokesperson of the SAI said that the airline management has given a green signal on all payments as per the mutually-agreed schedule.
He added that the airline is in contact with the aviation authority about the payments and other financial issues. He said that they hope the matters would be solved before the flights’ due date.
As per previous reports, Shaheen Air International is under financial problems and is cutting down on its fleet.