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Pakistani airlines' European authorisation suspended for six months


PIA said it would temporarily discontinue all its flights to Europe but later said it received a two-day relief.

The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) authorisation to fly to the bloc for six months, the airline said on Tuesday, a blow to the carrier's operations.

Separately, the safety agency said it took the action because of concerns about Pakistan's ability to ensure compliance with international aviation standards at all times.

The suspension follows Pakistan's grounding of 262 of the country's 860 pilots, including 141 of PIA's 434, whose ...


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