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Turkish Airways Boeing 737-800 airplane TC-JVV taxies to take-off in Riga Worldwide Airport. — Reuters/File
  • Turkish Airways has violated COVID-19 SOPs, says CAA
  • Authority warns of “more stringent action” if airways violates SOPs once more
  • Airline’s permission for flight operations in Pakistan could possibly be revoked, CAA warns

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday slapped Turkish Airways with a nice of Rs100,000 for violating coronavirus customary working producers(SOPs), a notification mentioned.

The notification mentioned that this isn’t the primary time that the airline has gone in opposition to the foundations, including {that a} warning was issued to the Turkish Airways on October 13 and 21 final yr as effectively.

“It has been noted with serious concern that Turkish Airline again transported passenger […] from Category-B country i.e. Dakar (Senegal) to Istanbul for onward journey to Lahore via Turkish Airline flight TKO584 on January 13, 2021, without proof of negative RT-PCR test despite warning and penalty,” the notification mentioned.

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The CAA warned that violation of COVID-19 SOPs can be handled extra stringently.

It could embody, however not be restricted to, the revocation of working authorisation granted to the Turkish Airways for flight operations to/from Pakistan, the CAA warned.

Within the first week of January, CAA issued an inventory of the international locations that it has exempted from the coronavirus restrictions, an official notification acknowledged.

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Based on the notification, the issued listing has been divided into three classes — Class A, B, and C.

Passengers from international locations in Class A is not going to be requested to get examined for the COVID-19, the notification mentioned.

Australia, China, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Fiji, Qatar, New Zealand, are among the many 23 counties which were included in Class A.

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In the meantime, any nation that’s not included in Class A routinely falls into Class B. The passengers from these international locations must current a unfavourable COVID-19, performed throughout the final 96 hours.

Though there isn’t a nation in Class C, the CAA mentioned that in case a nation is included, the passengers from there must get a unfavourable take a look at earlier than boarding a flight in addition to after reaching Pakistan.

Pakistan has recorded 490,476 circumstances, 10,409 deaths, and 444,360 recoveries from coronavirus.

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