volume 57-2021

CAA to Outsource | Pilots Licensing Exams to the UK

KARACHI: In a bid to address the concerns of the global aviation industry on the issue of alleged fake licenses of Pakistani pilots, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided to outsource the process of holding licensing exams to the United Kingdom’s CAA. Currently, all licensing exams, including commercial/airline transport pilot license (CPL/ATPL), of the …

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UK Bans | Travellers From UAE, Burundi, and Rwanda

LONDON: The UK government banned travel to the UK from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Burundi and Rwanda. Officials said the move was to prevent the spread of the new variant originally identified in South Africa into the UK. From 13:00 on Friday, passengers who have been in or transited through the United Arab Emirates, …

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Thailand Plans | Removing of Mandatory Quarantine for vaccinated Visters

BANGKOK: Thailand is preparing to welcome you with open arms if you are Coronavirus vaccinated. The government’s new “Welcome back to Thailand again” campaign would implement “COVID passports” to identify lower-risk visitors who could bypass the mandatory 16-day quarantine currently levied against all non-Thai travelers entering the country. The plan is set to launch in …

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Dubai Updates | Travel Protocols For Inbound Passengers

DUBAI: The Supreme Committee of Crisis and Disaster Management in Dubai, headed by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced updates to Dubai’s travel protocols for inbound passengers, effective from January 31, said a report. The updates are part of the Committee’s keenness to protect passengers and ease hassles for them …

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PIA’s Roosevelt Hotel | Govt. to approve $35.58 Mn Bailout Package

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday considered a second bailout package worth $35.58 million for the Roosevelt Hotel, New York, which is owned by Pakistan International Airlines Investment Limited. The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) has decided to form a panel to provide the bailout package for the property that has fallen into debt. According to a report …

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CAA Issues | New SOPs For International Flight Crews

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority has issued new SOPs for international flight crews entering Pakistan. In a notification issued by CAA Air Transport Director Irfan Sabir, flight crew from Category C countries such as Britain and South Africa won’t be allowed inside the country without a negative coronavirus PCR test result. The test will have …

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Int’l Snowboarding Festival | The Event Attracts Tourists in Malam Jabba

PESHAWAR: The men and women’s giant slalom and parallel giant slalom competitions attracted tourists on the secondary of the Pakistan International Snowboarding Championship and Festival at the Malam Jabba ski resort in the scenic Swat valley on Saturday. Commissioner Malakand division, Zaheerul Islam, was the chief guest, who inaugurated the men and women’s giant slalom …

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