RAWALPINDI: The administration of Pakistan Worldwide Airways (PIA) has made it obligatory for its cabin crew to take a breathalyser check to understand how a lot alcohol they’ve of their blood earlier than they’re permitted to board the flight.
In a directive issued by the PIA’s medical division, which has come into impact instantly, all of the cabin crew should bear medical check-up earlier than boarding the flights.
The notification issued by the medical division stated the check can be carried out within the cabin crew briefing rooms by flight surgeon/medical officer or the bottom workers supervised by the flight surgeon.
It stated all of the working cabin crews are required to bear the check earlier than working flights on a “must basis”.
The transfer got here after the Civil Aviation Authority took discover of smoking within the cockpit and the cabin and issued directives to make sure enforcement of SOPs about smoking within the plane.
PIA makes preparations to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in France
Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority used to conduct assessments of pilots and cockpit crew solely, and now the PIA would make it obligatory to check its air hosts as effectively.
In the meantime, the PIA has made preparations to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in France.
As a part of the plan, the PIA will now function chartered flights from Paris to Pakistan from Aug 15 to repatriate Pakistanis stranded in France.
The choice to function chartered flights was taken within the wake of European Security Company’s ban on PIA flights. Now the passengers will be capable of immediately journey to Pakistan from France by chartered flights.
The PIA stated the primary particular flight can be operated from Paris to Islamabad on Aug 15, whereas one other flight for Paris will take off from Islamabad on Aug 16.
Based on the flight schedule, a flight will depart for Islamabad from Paris on Aug 29 and one other flight will take off for Paris from Islamabad on Aug 30.
The Islamabad airport administration has taken all precautionary measures, together with social distancing, to the forestall unfold of coronavirus and security of passengers.
Printed in Daybreak, August 1st, 2020