The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) suspended all its airport services and facilities on Saturday for the Shaheen Air International because of the non-payment of dues of nearly rupees 1.5 billion.
As per the regulatory authority, the suspension is applied to all the international flights except for the flights headed to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from Pakistan.
The statement read that the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority informs all the international travelling passengers who intend to travel in the international flights of Shaheen Air International to make an alternative arrangement from the 16th of July onwards for avoiding any kind of inconvenience.
The authority warned that if Shaheen Air would not be paying its outstanding dues even after the suspension after the said data, then all the services and facilities for all the sectors of the airline which includes both the domestic and international flight operations would be withdrawn accordingly.
The spokesperson of the airline was not reachable for comments.
Previously the Shaheen Air International was barred by the Civil Aviation Authority from scheduling flights on the route of Islamabad to Dubai. The ban was to be implemented from the 13th of July.
The authority said that the airline defaulted on payment to CAA on account of different charges.
Zohaib Hassan—the Director Marketing said that the flight ban would only lead to causing more distress and trouble to the passengers. And added that the immediate suspension is not in line with the PCAA laws.
He added that talks are underway for discussing the new repayment schedule with the authorities. He acknowledged the delays in payment to the authority.