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CAA takes a U-turn, removes compulsory plastic wrapping at airports

It received criticism from environmentalists, politicians and travelers

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July 22, 2019


Plastic wrapping your luggage at airports is now compulsory

The authority said it will prevent damage and ensure security

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July 20, 2019


CAA places ban on carrying naswar in flights

Warns of strict action for carrying it in luggage

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July 1, 2019


Government wants more women to become pilots

It has approved a new civil aviation policy

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March 26, 2019


Careem and Uber are still banned from entering the Karachi airport

The signs barring from entering may have been removed but the ban still stands

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March 22, 2019


Airspace closure: PIA suffering losses as numerous flight routes remain suspended

Ongoing restrictions are also affecting Indian flights headed west over Pakistan

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March 19, 2019


Civil Aviation Authority suspends licences of 12 pilots

A show cause notice has been issued to them

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January 4, 2019


12 pilots, 73 crew members of PIA have fake degrees

The PIA has 498 pilots and 1,864 crew members

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December 7, 2018


Shaheen Air’s operations have been stopped because it can’t pay its debts

The country’s largest private airline owes Rs1.5 billion to the FBR and Rs1.4 billion to the CAA

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October 1, 2018


Watch: Five airport officials versus one passenger at the Karachi airport

A fight broke out between a passenger and CAA officials at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport. The incident escalated and soon five CAA officials were trying to subdue the lone passenger.

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July 28, 2018


SC orders ex-CAA chief’s name be put on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the authorities concerned to put the name of former Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) chief Shujaat Azeem on the Exit Control List (ECL) for his alleged mismanagement in the affairs of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). A three-member SC bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar issued the directives in a…

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May 9, 2018


PM Abbasi inaugurates first green field airport of Pakistan

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has inaugurated state of the art new Islamabad International Airport that has a capacity of nine million passengers annually. The Prime Minister attributed the success of the project to a strong democracy, respect for the Constitution and determination of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz government in serving the masses. He…

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May 1, 2018


New Islamabad airport to be inaugurated Tuesday

New Islamabad International Airport will be formally inaugurated on Tuesday (May 1). Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is expected to open the new facility. According to Civil Aviation Authority, first incoming flight of Pakistan International Airlines from Karachi will land at the new airport at 11 am the same day, while first flight of the…

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April 30, 2018


ASF arrests three Chinese nationals for flying drone over new Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: Airport Security Force arrested three Chinese nationals that were found filming the newly constructed international airport in Islamabad.   The ASF shot down a drone that foreigners used to film the new airport. A total of six people including two Pakistani citizens have been arrested. The ASF took into custody the wreckage of the shot down…

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April 20, 2018


SC expresses dissatisfaction over arrangements at airports

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday expressed dissatisfaction over sub-standard management of airports by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the case and expressed dissatisfaction over the arrangements made at the airports to facilitate passengers. During the course of proceedings, CAA…

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February 12, 2018


PML-N always delivered, never made hollow claims: PM

FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Saturday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz was the only political party that never made hollow claims, rather proved its worth by delivering in public welfare and development sectors. “This is the quality of this government. This is the vision of Nawaz Sharif that during the last five years, the…

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January 20, 2018


PIA incurs losses well over Rs 146 billion in last four years

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has incurred losses over Rs 146 billion over the last four years, according to a statement by the Minister in Charge of the Aviation Division.  The details were shared during a session of the National Assembly in response to a question put forth by MNA Shahida Rehmani. According to the figures…

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October 10, 2017


Nisar for strict implementation of visa rules for foreigners

ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Interior Thursday directed concerned authorities to ensure indiscriminate implementation of rules and regulations regarding issuance of Pakistani visas to foreigners as well as their arrival and stay in the country. In a meeting, chaired by Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, it has been decided to impose complete ban on issuance…

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April 13, 2017


One meeter/greeter allowed at airports: CAA

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), in wake of the recent spate of terror incident has augmented the security at all the country’s airports. According to the Spokesperson Ms Fareeha Shah here on Saturday, the CAA has decided to allow entry of one meeter/greeter at the airport for greeting the passengers at the time of…

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February 18, 2017


PIA grounds ATR fleet until thoroughly examined

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Monday said it has decided to ground entire ATR fleet until they are cleared for flights after technical checks. According to a press release issued by PIA’s public affairs division, in view of Civil Aviation Authority’s decision of holding shakedown tests of PIA’s entire ATR fleet, it has been decided…

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December 12, 2016