According to the news agency, an European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) delegation will travel to Pakistan in September to assess the suspension of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights to Europe.
In Europe, EASA is in charge of overseeing aviation security and environmental preservation.
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and PIA will both be subject to a physical audit by the EASA delegation.
According to reports, once the audit is cleared, the restriction on national carrier flights to the European Union may be lifted.
PIA Flights to Britain
Earlier, Pakistan International Airlines was expected to restart flights to Britain within the next three months, according to aviation minister Khawaja Saad Rafique.
According to Saad Rafique, the final barrier to Pakistan’s national airline flying to the United Kingdom has been lifted by new legislation that was passed this week.
He made no mention of the legislation or the justification for resuming the flights. He said that only services to Britain would resume. Other European countries were not included.
“God willing, the PIA flights will resume at least to the UK in three months, and, later, flights to Europe and America will resume,” he said.
After the European Union’s Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) removed the national carrier’s permission to fly to the bloc in 2020 as a result of a bogus pilot license controversy in the South Asian nation, PIA flights to Europe and the UK were put on hold.
262 of Pakistan’s 860 pilots were grounded as a result of the problem, including 141 of the 434 pilots of national carrier.
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