British Airways revives destination in Pakistan after 44 years

British Airways (BA) launched a direct route to Lahore, the second-largest city of Pakistan. The airline made the first touchdown at Allama Iqbal International Airport (LHE) since the beginning of operations to Pakistan in 1976....


Pakistan clears 180 suspected pilots, opens over 50 probes

Of 262 pilots suspected of having fake licenses, 180 were qualified to fly by the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), while 82 were deemed as “involved in minor misconduct” in their exams. Criminal investigations into 50 of them and at least 5 officials are opened....


FAA lowers Pakistan's air safety rating and bans flights to US

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has downgraded the international safety rating of Pakistan's aviation and banned Pakistani airlines from offering new services to the United States....


EASA bans Pakistan International Airlines from European airspace

As a consequence of the recent investigation that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious degrees, the European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has temporarily suspended the country’s flag carrier, Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) and Vision Air International, from operating to and from the European Union....


Vietnam grounds 27 Pakistani pilots over license concerns

Following the investigation of the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) that revealed an alarming number of dubious licenses, 27 Pakistani pilots working for Vietnamese airlines were suspended....


After alarming report, PIA takes action on “fake pilot licenses”

The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority carried out an investigation that found that 40% of pilots in the country held fake pilot licenses. In response to the findings, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended 150 of its 426 pilots pending further investigation....


What do we know about Pakistan International Airlines crash?

Ninety-seven people were killed after the crash of flight PK8303 from Lahore to Karachi airport on May 22, 2020. As multiple elements emerge on social media, the thesis of an aborted belly-landing seems likely....


Spicejet Boeing 737 intercepted by Pakistani F-16 fighter jets

A SpiceJet Boeing 737 carrying out flight SG21 from New Delhi (DEL) to Kabul (KBL) was intercepted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets when it entered the country’s airspace....


Pakistan army plane crash leaves at least seventeen dead

A small Pakistan army plane which was on a training mission crashed in the city of Rawalpindi. The accident left at least 17 dead, including five crew members, and 12 injured....


Thai Airways diverts all European routes through China

Thai Airways has apologized passengers for cancelling all its European flights after Pakistan closed its airspace closure amid rising tensions with India. The airline claims all flights have now been reinstated as it got a permit to fly over China airspace.  ...