CAA slaps Turkish Airlines with Rs100,000 fine for violating coronavirus SOPs

CAA slaps Turkish Airlines with Rs100,000 fine for violating coronavirus SOPs

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A notice stated that the Civil Aviation Authority imposed a fine of 100,000 rupees on Turkish Airlines on Friday for operating the manufacturer in violation of coronavirus standards.

The notification said that this is not the first time that the airline has gone against the rules, adding that a warning was issued to the Turkish Airlines on October 13 and 21 last year as well.

“It has been noted with serious concern that Turkish Airline again transported passenger […] from Category-B country i.e. Dakar (Senegal) to Istanbul for onward journey to Lahore via Turkish Airline flight TKO584 on January 13, 2021, without proof of negative RT-PCR test despite warning and penalty,” the notification said.

CAA warned that violations of the COVID-19 SOP will be dealt with more strictly.

It would include, but not be limited to, the revocation of operating authorization granted to the Turkish Airlines for flight operations to/from Pakistan, the CAA warned.

The official notice stated that in the first week of January, CAA released a list of countries exempted from coronavirus restrictions.

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