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US Bans Pakistan International Airlines Flights Over Pilot Concerns

Daily news updates | 10/07/2020 07:48 AM | Click to read full article

The US Department of Transportation said it has revoked permission for Pakistan International Airlines to conduct charter flights to the United States, citing Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerns over Pakistani pilot certifications.

Pakistan last month grounded almost a third of its pilots after discovering they may have falsified their qualifications. The European Union Aviation Safety Agency suspended PIA’s authorisation to fly to the bloc for six months in a blow to the carrier’s operations.