ISLAMABAD: Domestic flight operations will resume in Pakistan today, as the country continues to gradually ease the lockdown.
Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan in a statement said that about 20 percent of domestic flights would resume from today, but with a limited range. The announcement came following a final decision taken by the National Command and Operations Centre (NCOC) earlier this week.
Domestic flight operations will resume in the five major airports include Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport, Islamabad International Airport (IIAP), Quetta International Airport, and Peshawar’s Bacha Khan International Airport.
Sarwar maintained that social distancing will be followed based on available seats and flights will only be allowed to fill 50 percent of their full capacity. “Passengers will be provided the opportunity to travel safely,” he added.
He added, “Apart from social distancing, safety measures include disinfection of the aircraft prior to boarding, at least one vacant seat between the passengers, compulsory wearing of masks, and use of hand sanitizer.” He further added that no food or beverages would be allowed in flight.
The move came after the difficulties being faced by passengers in travelling between major cities in the country.
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