Islamabad: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resumed its Paris operations under an alternative arrangement.
Six months after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended the national airline’s operating permit, a flight carrying 260 passengers left the French capital for Islamabad.
There are also 2.5 tons of cargo on board. The person in charge of the PIA country/region and station sent the passengers.
PIA has made other arrangements to resume operations in European countries through special charter flights.
According to Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar, the government is using all technical and diplomatic means to lift the ban, and PIA will resume its normal flight operations within two months.
After 262 Pakistani pilots were grounded, European aviation safety regulators imposed a ban, and their license was called “suspicious” by the Minister of Aviation.