The civil aviation authority has issued the airline with strict SOPs that must be implemented on all special flights. Precautions have been taken to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
However, PIA let the passengers sit side by side instead of leaving a distance from a seat.
Passengers complained that the airline charged a whopping $ 3,000 for flights that previously cost $ 1,400 but still didn’t take appropriate action.
The PIA spokesman, on the other hand, claimed that all security measures had been taken and the aircraft had been disinfected. Masks and gloves were also made available to the passengers.
“The tickets were overpriced because the flight had to come back empty from Canada,” he added.
In addition, the Civil Aviation Authority has extended the closure of all international flights until May 15 as part of the COVID 19 pandemic. Only special and freight flights are excluded from the order.