Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will be resuming its flights in the United Kingdom after a two-year ban.
On October 25, the Civil Aviation Authority sent a group of five people to Brussels to meet with representatives of the European Commission and the International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA).
The European authorities had summoned the CAA to conduct a technical meeting. The delegation will brief the authorities on licensing, access, and registration.
In 2023, the European Commission and IASA will travel to Pakistan to examine the steps the airline is taking. If the commission and IASA are pleased, activities will restart.
The visit to Pakistan is a condition set for the PIA to resume their flights in European countries.
PIA has lost Rs150 billion due to a ban in European countries since July 2020.
Because Pakistan is “uncapable to certify and regulate its airline operators,” the UK Civil Aviation Authority has suspended PIA’s flight operations.
The choice was made in response to the suspension of 262 Pakistani pilots whose licenses were considered “dubious” by the previous aviation minister, Ghulam Sarwar Khan.