About a month and a half later, air operations are partially resumed due to a lockdown in the country caused by the corona virus.
PIA and private airlines have started domestic operations from today in which flights are being operated in Lahore, Islamabad, Karachi, Quetta and Peshawar.
According to the PIA spokesperson, after partial restoration, the first flight PK8304 left Karachi for Lahore with 84 passengers while a private airline flight left for Islamabad.
The spokesman said that all PIA planes were being completely disinfected before the flight.
The spokesman said that when the passengers arrived at the airport, their temperature was first checked and social distance was being taken into consideration while entering the airport.
According to the spokesperson, passengers will also be seated with a gap inside the plane while the airline will be obliged to provide masks and hand gloves to the passengers.
In addition, it is mandatory to obtain a certificate from Civil Aviation after spraying on the aircraft before departure of the flight. For Domestic departure and arrival a disinfecting spray will be done at 5 specific airports.
Airport staff and passengers will not be able to go beyond the parking areas and all protocols have been abolished while the crew will have to wear protective clothing, N95 masks and surgical gloves, and passengers will not be provided food on the flight. ۔
Civil Aviation, on the other hand, extended the suspension of international flights until May 30, but announced the return of 7,000 Pakistanis abroad before Eid, under which 12 flights from the United States , Wuhan and China would bring passengers. The flight to pick up the stranded students will depart on May 18.