CAA gives green light to Shaheen Airline to resume its post-Hajj flight operation


KARACHI:  Shaheen Air International (SAI) has given the green lights by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Saturday to resume only their post-Hajj flight operation.


On Friday, The CAA refused to extend the public transport license which was expired on August 31 owing to which 350 pilgrims left stranded at Madina airport.

The CAA released a statement on Friday directed the airline to make alternatives with other airlines to fetch the stranded pilgrims back to the country.

The Authority said the licence — which renewes every three months — expired on August 30, 2018, reads a statement issued by CAA on the matter, adding that “there is no [licenced] aircraft available on the airline’s inventory”.

The statement also highlights the outstanding dues of the airline and also averred that the matter is legally carrying out to take actions against it.

The CAA statement further asked the concerned flight passengers to be remain cautious and suggested them to launch legal proceedings against the airline.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the SIA stated that CAA had assured us that no action would be taken during the post-Haj operation and the court ordered the same but the authority violated the court orders.

Following this, SIA spokesperson said they scrapped other scheduled flights to bring back stranded Hajj pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.




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