ISLAMABAD: Turkey has planned on resuming its flights to Pakistan from the first week of July.
Turkish ambassador Mustafa Yurdakulconfirmed the news today. According to him, the airline will resume flights from 2nd July from three main cities i.e. Karachi, Lahore, and Islamabad.
There will be four flights a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Turkish Airlines stopped flights to Pakistan after the country closed its airspace in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Flight operations are gradually resuming to the country now that the government has opened airspace. The Pakistani government has stipulated that coronavirus standard operating procedure (SOP)s must be followed by the airlines.
Since the beginning of 2020, many countries across the globe have shut down borders and limit domestic travel as a response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic has wreaked havoc across the global aviation industry.
The spread of COVID-19 is posing serious challenges to airlines, airports, and their ecosystems. In the long term, however, the pandemic could help catalyze investment in new technologies and radically reshape the industry.