PALPA asks pilots to stay away from special flights


Karachi:Fearing that COVID-19 related SOPs are being ignored by airlines, the Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA) on Sunday asked pilots to refrain from operating special flights.

“It has come to our notice that on recently operated “humanitarian flights” safety has been compromised and COVID-19 related SOPs have been ignored,” reads a statement released by PALPA.

It said that the safety and health of crew members remain an utmost priority and PALPA will not compromise on the safety of its members.”The safety and health of our crew members has always been and remains our utmost priority. PALPA will in no circumstances compromise on the safety of its members.”

Separately, Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) international has partially restored flight operations as special flights on humanitarian grounds. The PIA is allowed to operate eight special flights for London and Manchester.