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Airblue All Set to Resume International Flights

Pakistan’s second-largest airline, Airblue, has decided to resume its international flights.

The airline has received relevant permissions from the Government of Pakistan and as soon as it has permissions from other governments, it will announce its flight schedule. It aims to fly to most of the cities in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

This development comes in after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approval to resume the commercial flight operations in the country.

Airblue had suspended its international and domestic flights from 15th of April till June 30th, 2020 as Pakistan had closed its airspace to international commercial flights in March following the outbreak of Coronavirus pandemic in the country in late February.

On 12 June Airblue announced it is resuming its domestic flights. Currently, Airblue is operating two flights daily between Islamabad-Karachi and Lahore-Karachi, while the international flights were still on halt. Around 45% of flights of domestic schedules are operational.

 

Previously, on 16 May, PM Khan had ordered to restore the domestic flight operations after nearly 2 months of suspension to facilitate passengers on Eid-ul-Fitr.

International flights are resuming in 3 phases, with phase 1 consisting of restoration of flights from the Gulf region to expedite the repatriation of the unemployed Pakistani workers and laborers stranded in the region.

The government, however, earlier allowed Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and some selected foreign airlines to operate special flights to repatriate stranded Pakistanis from around the world.

Previously, on 16 May, PM Khan had ordered to restore the domestic flight operations after nearly 2 months of suspension to facilitate passengers on Eid-ul-Fitr.

International flights are resuming in 3 phases, with phase 1 consisting of restoration of flights from the Gulf region to expedite the repatriation of the unemployed Pakistani workers and laborers stranded in the region.

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