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Boxer Amir Khan furious after being removed from US flight

NEWARK: Pakistan-origin British boxer Amir Khan was removed from a flight in the United States after a reported row over face coverings. Amir Khan said he had been taken off the American Airlines plane along with a colleague by police

PIA denies reports of resuming commercial flights to Kabul

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has denied reports on resuming commercial flights from Islamabad to Kabul from next week. The national airline added that it was “keen and all geared up to restart” commercial flights from Islamabad to Kabul,

Bezos returns after successful Blue Origin suborbital flight

VAN HORN: Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, soared some 66.5 miles (107 km) above the Texas desert aboard his company Blue Origin’s New Shepard launch vehicle on and returned safely to Earth, a historic suborbital flight that helps usher

PIA allowed to resume flights operations to Canada

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to resume direct flight operations to Toronto which were suspended due to the pandemic. According to a PIA spokesperson, Canadian officials have allowed the national airline to resume flights to Toronto, which were

PIA special flight airlifts two million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s special flight PK6853 airlifted another batch of two millions doses of Sinovac vaccine from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. Last Sunday, a special flight PK 6852 had also transported a consignment

Shehbaz Sharif barred from boarding Doha-bound flight

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif was barred from boarding a Doha-bound flight on Saturday and was offloaded from the aircraft. The PML-N leader was granted “one time” permission to fly abroad on medical grounds by the Lahore

NASA delays Mars helicopter flight over tech check

SAN FRANCISCO: NASA has delayed by at least several days the first flight of its mini-helicopter on Mars after a possible tech issue emerged while testing its rotors, the US space agency said. Ingenuity’s trip, which is to be the

Pakistan extends restrictions on inbound flights till March 18

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has extended the duration of restrictions imposed on inbound flights, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said on Saturday. The restrictions will remain in place till March 18, the CAA said in a notification. On March 1, the aviation

First commercial passenger flight from UAE lands in Israel

TEL AVIV: The first commercial passenger flight to Israel by a carrier from the United Arab Emirates landed near Tel Aviv on Monday, further cementing a normalisation deal between the two countries. Etihad Airways Flight No 9607 landed at Israel’s

British Airways resumes flights to Lahore after 40 years

LAHORE: British Airways has resumed direct flights to Lahore as the airline’s first flight touched down at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Tuesday after nearly forty years. Flight BA-259 with 214 passengers on board took off from Heathrow airport and

First-ever direct flight between UAE, Israel takes off

TEL AVIV/DUBAI: An Israeli-American delegation flew on the first commercial flight from Tel Aviv to Abu Dhabi to put final touches on a controversial pact establishing diplomatic relations. The El Al flight left from Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv

British Airways to restore flights in Pakistan from August

ISLAMABAD: British Airways will restore flights to Pakistan from August which had been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airlines has sought details of the arrangements before the resumption of the flight operation from Islamabad airport. The authorities have

FM Qureshi discusses PIA flight ban with Danish counterpart

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has held a video conference with Danish counterpart Jeppe Kofod and conveyed concern on temporary suspension of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights into Denmark. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has decided to

Emirates suspends flight operations from Pakistan

KARACHI: Emirates has announced to temporarily suspended flight operations to Pakistan from June 24 (today). The airline issued a press statement stating: “We regret to temporarily suspend passenger services from Pakistan, from 24 June 04:00 AM, until early next week.”

Pakistan resumes international flight operation

ISLAMABAD: The government has announced the resumption of full-scale international flight operation from all airports of the country. Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) issued a notification regarding the resumption of international flight operation in Pakistan stating that all international and chartered

Flight brings lifesaving drug for COVID-19 patients from Dhaka

ISLAMABAD: An emergency flight has arrived carrying a life-saving drug for critically-ill COVID-19 patients from Dhaka as a humanitarian gesture. The medicine was provided by pharmaceutical giant Beximco which is producing the anti-viral Remdesivir used in the treatment of coronavirus

40 Pakistanis stranded in Sri Lanka reach Pakistan

KARACHI: Around 40 stranded citizens have arrived in Pakistan via Sri Lankan Airlines flight today. A flight of the Sri Lankan Airlines with 40 Pakistanis stranded in Colombo on board landed at the Karachi International airport. The passengers were disinfected

254 Pakistanis stranded in Saudi Arabia reach Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Around 254 citizens stranded in Saudi Arabia, owing to the suspension of airline operations due to the COVID-19 epidemic, have reached Pakistan via a special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). The special flight along with the passengers landed

PIA allowed to resume flight operations to Gilgit, Skardu

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will resume domestic flight operations to Gilgit and Skardu tomorrow on Thursday after remaining suspended for two days. According to a PIA spokesperson, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has permitted the national flag carrier to

World’s first twin-engine jet completes maiden flight

EVERETT: Boeing’s 777X, a new generation of the wide-body aircraft, finished its test flight on Saturday marking a landmark for the company struggling through the growing failure from two fatal crashes of its best-selling 737 Max. The first flight, which

PIA flight schedule for Dubai disrupted

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight schedule to Dubai was on Sunday due to adverse weather conditions in the Emirati city. The PIA spokesman said that passengers are given facilities by the staff at Karachi airport, adding that other passengers

Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

NEW YORK: A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York to Sydney this weekend. In the first