On March 21, Pakistan discontinued all international flights for 2 weeks because of the spread of coronavirus disease. Later, in line with national strategy to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the government extended the suspensions of international and domestic flight operations until April 30.
In that time, however, the National flag carrier, the Pakistan International Airline (PIA) conducted relief flights in order to relocate stranded Pakistanis. Partial domestic operations were resumed on May 16. This limitation has caused a loss of trillions of rupees for both the CAA and the PIA.
Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has declared the re-opening of restrictions imposed on 21st March on Friday. All the domestic and international airlines have been allowed to start flying between Pakistan and anywhere else around the world.