CAA submits explanation to court over Shaheen Air new flight schedule


KARACHI – Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has on Friday submitted its first written response to the Sindh High Court (SHC) in the case filed by Shaheen Air for acceptance of new flight schedules.

Sindh High Court adjourned the case till May 23, 2017.

Earlier, the SHC had ruled in favour of Shaheen Air International (SAI) against CAA’s directive to submit documents, within 45 days, for a fresh Regular Public Transport (RPT) license by legally suspending this demand.

SHC had earlier ruled in favour of SAI and directed CAA to submit a response in 45 days over a case in which CAA had asked SAI to submit documents.

SHC had also restored use of the aerobridge facility illegally withdrawn by CAA for punishing SAI passengers.

Also, on May 5, the court had granted permission to the airline to carry out its international flight operations from Multan and Faisalabad. Both these cities were to see inaugural flights to new destinations on April 23 and May2, respectively, but were barred by the CAA without assigning any reason causing distress to passengers.

Pending the SHC decision, the SAI will temporarily hold its inaugural flights from Faisalabad International Airport that were scheduled to commence this week. New schedule for these inaugural flights will be announced after the court passes an order on the issue which is expected by May 23.


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