Our correspondent Karachi
Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has taken serious action on gross violation by UAE-based flydubai airline after its flight from Dubai to Sialkot carried nine Iranian passengers without taking exemption from the competent authority.
The CAA in a notification announced that foregoing in view, the competent authority has decided to take penal action against the airline under Civil Aviation Rules 1994 by revoking the authorization/permission issued to FlyDubai flight FZ-337 Dubai-Sialkot on June 11.
In a letter, CAA said, ‘Airport Manager Sialkot has informed that FlyDubai has transported nine Iranian national passengers from Dubai to Sialkot today on flight FZ-343 without taking exemption from the Competent Authority.”
The CAA said that FlyDubai in February 2021 also violated the SOP by transporting one Covid-19 positive passenger to Karachi this is the second violation by the airline by bringing passengers from Category-C country from where travelling to Pakistan is banned except prior approval from the NCOC Exemption Committee.