Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
UK-Pakistan Open Skies  
User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6703 posts, RR: 11
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 days ago) and read 2569 times:

http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=93996

Pakistan, England strike open skies deal


KARACHI: Pakistani airlines can now operate unlimited number of flights to anywhere in England including London’s busy Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, a top Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) official told The News on Thursday.

An amended air services agreement has also enabled national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and private airlines Airblue and Shaheen Air to pick passengers from intermediary stops in Middle Eastern and European countries en route to UK, he said.

“England has this sort of arrangement with only a few countries,” he said, citing the air traffic congestion that the country faces especially at Heathrow and Gatwick. “Not even India has this facility.”

The agreement was struck between January 23 and 24 when Pakistani aviation authority officials led by Maj Gen Mir Haider Ali Khan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Defence, met their English counterpart to decide on 10 articles of an air services treaty that covers the broader European region.

It also allows English and other European airlines to operate unlimited number of flights to Pakistan from England. Under a new European Union (EU) regulation, airlines from its 27-member states can use each other’s routes, the CAA official said, requesting not to be named.



I can't imagine any other European airlines looking at running flights from the UK to Pakistan, but you never know.


wheat and dairy can screw up your brain
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4772 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Under the agreement, Pakistani airlines can operate unlimited number of flights beyond UK but only six flights a week that allows them to pick passengers from UK for onward destinations. However, these flights cannot be run via Heathrow and Gatwick.

Airlines operating from UK will have unlimited access beyond Pakistan but they can operate only six flights in a week whereby they can pick traffic from intermediary stops on way to Pakistan.


User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2226 times:

What were the limitations on flights until now? (i.e., number of carriers/flights from each country)

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Also signed a separate new agreement with EU encompassing all member states as one http://www.brecorder.com.pk/index.ph...No=2&query=&search=&term=&supDate= infact article states UK promopted open skies due to the EU deal.

[Edited 2008-02-04 10:06:10]

User currently offlineBehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4772 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1946 times:

One hopes that this open skies deal leads to BA returning to KHI either this year or next. Tentatively, they had planned to launch KHI via MCT 6 times a week with a B 772ER but then Ms Bhutto got killed and those plans were put on hold indefinitely due to the law and order situation deteriorating in the country.

PIA too have a lot to gain with the additional LHR flight rights but finding slots at decent times is a major issue. Presently, slots after 6pm-7pm at LHR are only available for PIA to pursue which shouldn't be a problem as that would mean an afternoon departure from PAK, a late night departure from LHR to PAK which would arrive late morning back home which is ideal for O&D passengers.

If open skies is allowed to be implemented immediately then at least for the peak summer season, PIA should have one extra weekly terminator flight flown nonstop from ISB/LHE/KHI each respectively to cope with demand during the busy period.


User currently offlineKHI747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1825 times:



Quoting Behramjee (Reply 4):
Tentatively, they had planned to launch KHI via MCT 6 times a week with a B 772ER but then Ms Bhutto got killed and those plans were put on hold indefinitely due to the law and order situation deteriorating in the country.

If BA ever were or are to return it surely would be the extension of one of its Gulf services but where in the world did you hear that they were about to launch KHI 6 times a week via MCT.And now after BB's assassination plans have been put on hold indefinately.Thats very specific information,whats the source?


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
LHR Slots Vs UK-US Open Skies posted Wed Jan 30 2002 20:38:37 by Pw100
What Will UK Airlines Gain From UK-US Open-skies? posted Tue Jan 22 2002 11:13:21 by FlyVS007
Britain Says NO To UK-US Open Skies Deal posted Tue Oct 23 2001 02:25:22 by Jiml1126
UK Airlines Trying To Pull Plug On Open Skies? posted Tue Dec 4 2007 13:22:13 by Kaitak
UK/Singapore Sign "Open Skies"? posted Fri Nov 23 2007 21:03:04 by Mariner
US UK Open Skies Agreement posted Sat Sep 17 2005 09:45:42 by Coa747
Pakistan To Open Skies To India: BBCNews posted Sun Nov 30 2003 11:03:40 by United777
US/UK Open Skies Deal On The Table? posted Fri Aug 16 2002 21:04:22 by Qantas744
Just An Thought On US/UK Open Skies.... posted Mon Jul 1 2002 20:28:23 by Srbmod
US-UK Open Skies-now Or Never! posted Sun Jan 20 2002 16:37:07 by Capt.Picard