United Kingdom Civil Aviation Authority has withdrawn the Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) permit to operate from three of its airports.
“PIA flights from Birmingham, London Heathrow and Manchester airports are suspended with immediate effect,” a spokesman for the UK authority told Reuters on Tuesday.
After this the United Arab Emirates is seeking to verify the credentials of the Pakistani pilots and engineers employed in its airlines after the government grounded 262 pilots for holding “dubious” qualifications.
The director-general of the UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi requested the verification of the credentials of Pakistani pilots, aircraft maintenance engineers, and flight operations officers working in the Middle Eastern country in a June 29 letter reviewed by Reuters to Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) Director-General Hassan Nasir Jamy as per the Dawn News paper.
Previously the European Union Air Safety Agency’s (EASA) decision to suspend PIA’s operations in the bloc for the next six months.