National flag carrier’s spokesperson Abdullah Hafeez has said that security audit has been conducted by the US Homeland security and the US authorities will issue “clearance” very soon.
ISLAMABAD: (Urdu Point/Pakistan Point News-Jan 22nd, 2020) Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is likely to resume its direct flights to the United States from May this year after clearance of the US Transportation Security Administration, the national flag carrier’s spokesperson said here on Wednesday.
Hafeez said that the US and the administration of the PIA had been negotiating the matter for last two years. “We have complied with all measures asked by the US and a US delegation is also expected to issue final clearance in May this year,” he further said.
The spokesperson also said an audit of security arrangements of the PIA fleet had already been conducted. Similarly, the country’s major airports had also gone through the security audit, he added. He stated that the US homeland security had also visited Pakistan in this regard. Previously, the US did not allow any direct flight from Pakistan to the US due to security reasons.