Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) rejected the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warning, saying the country’s airspace is “completely safe” for all commercial flights.
The CAA spokesperson said, “EASA has not informed Pakistan of any threat to European airlines.”
The spokesperson’s remarks came in response to EASA advisory that warned airlines of “violent non-state actor groups” in Pakistan that possessed anti-aviation weaponry.
“There is a continued possible threat to civil aviation resulting in a high risk to operation at altitudes below FL 260,” the advisory read.
In its advisory, EASA told European airlines they should be careful while flying over Karachi and Lahore. It warned that there is a risk of being hit by anti-aircraft guns and missiles, advising pilots to fly at 26,000 feet to avoid danger.
It further advised air operators to consider this and any other relevant information in their own risk assessments, alongside any available guidance or directions from their national authority as appropriate.