Turkish Airlines fined for violating Pakistan’s coronavirus SOPs

07:42 PM | 15 Jan, 2021
Turkish Airlines fined for violating Pakistan’s coronavirus SOPs
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ISLAMABAD – The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday imposed a fine of Rs100,000 on Turkish Airlines for violating Pakistan’s coronavirus standard operating producers(SOPs).

A notification issued by the CAA said, "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".

This is not the first time that the Turkish Airlines has violated the rules as a warning was issued to it on October 13 and 21 last year as well for violating the SOPs.

The CAA warned, “Any recurrent violation of COVID-19 related SOPs shall be death with in a more stringent manner including but not limited to revocation of operating authorization granted to Turkish Airlines for flight operations to/from Pakistan”.

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