Islamabad (Staff Report/Agencies): The US Embassy on Tuesday said that there was no imminent plan for direct flights between the United States and Pakistan.
According to a press release from the embassy, officials from the US Transport Security Administration will visit the New Islamabad International Airport next week to review Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure.
The trip is part of the US mission’s “ongoing efforts to strengthen economic ties and air connectivity between the United States and Pakistan.”
However, the statement goes on to add “there are no imminent plans for direct flights between Pakistan and the United States.”
TSA Attaché Daniel McQuaid was quoted in the press release as saying: “Secure international air travel is essential to facilitate trade and connections and fostering stronger bonds between the United States and Pakistan.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority as we explore additional areas of cooperation and the possibility of capacity development.”