Panel formed to review air service agreements

Committee will deliberate upon expansion of flight operations to foreign countries

ISLAMABAD: A three-member committee has been constituted to review air service agreements between Pakistan and other countries where consultations will be held with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and private airlines.

The members of the committee include PIA chief commercial officer, director air transport and senior joint secretary of the Aviation Division. The Cabinet Secretariat in a letter stated that the first meeting of the working group for reviewing the air service agreements will be held on January 20 in the office of the senior joint secretary of Aviation Division in Islamabad.

It will deliberate upon the expansion of flight operations of the national carrier to foreign countries, as well as regarding its frequency and routes.

The review process will also cover the matters related to agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) signed with other countries, besides holding consultation on the requirements of the necessary amendment. The agenda of the working group’s meeting also includes reviewing traffic rights in light of the agreements with foreign countries.

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