According to a press release from Shaheen Air International (SAI), the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has stopped Shaheen Air flights NL768/NL892 operating from Lahore to Muscat (LHE-MCT) & Lahore to Canton (LHE-CAN) despite court orders being issued to CAA over the resumption of all SAI operations.
It is pertinent to mention that Sindh High Court had earlier suspended the operation of the letter of 13 July 2018 in which CAA had illegally tried to stop all international operations of Shaheen Air except for Saudi Arabia. Despite the order of the court, the CAA issued a letter on 19 July 2018 from its Airport Manager at Lahore saying that international flights of Shaheen Air were still stopped.
Consequently, CAA, opposing the court orders, has barred SAI flights NL768/NL892.
Commenting at the move intended to derail the country’s second-largest carrier, SAI Director Marketing, Zohaib Hassan said, “This move from CAA is unwelcoming and is solely intended to disrupt SAI scheduled flights, which will create difficulties for our passengers”. He added that SAI is a law abiding company, and in strong terms condemns the approach of the CAA where the biggest inconvenience is caused to the Pakistani traveling public which it is the mandate of the CAA to serve. SAI condemns CAA’s move of going against the Sindh High Court’s decision, by stopping their flights NL768/NL892 (LHE-MCT/LHE-CAN).
Shaheen Air is religiously acting upon the payment plan and intends to settle all impending dues according to it, while the honorable Sindh High Court also reaffirms the same position of SAI, says the press release.