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PIA dismisses ‘baseless reports’ of not providing mineral water on domestic flights

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The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has dismissed the baseless reports of not provide mineral water to passengers during domestic flights. 

“PIA refutes a web news item intended to damage our repute that we will not provide water onboard,” said the PIA, adding that it is a “misrepresentation by some prominent media outlets” adding that it is both irresponsible and unprofessional. 

The national flag-carrier also said such reports only intended to mislead passengers. 

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Earlier on 25th March, rumors were in the air that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) had decided to not serve mineral water bottles to passengers on domestic flights. It had imposed a ban on serving water to passengers on domestic flights due to the spread of contagious disease COVID-19. 

According to a notification issued by PIA’s Manager Flight Services, was reported on Thursday that half-litre bottles of mineral water will not be provided to passengers on domestic flights of the national flag-bearer. 

CAA bars airlines from serving food on domestic flights due to COVID threat 

The Civil Aviation Authority has barred airlines from serving food on domestic flights, said all stakeholders are liable to ensure implementation of coronavirus safety measures. 

Amid fourth wave of coronavirus in the country, the CAA took safety measures by barring food serving on domestic flights. According to a notification by the authority, the curbs are in line with recommendations by the National Command and Operation Centre, the apex body leading Pakistan’s fight against COVID-19. 

It said that all stakeholders are accountable to ensure implementation of covid safety measures. Airlines had previously been allowed to serve packed food starting 21st July. 

Moreover, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) imposed new restrictions for inbound flights as the fourth wave of COVID-19 hit the country and the government enforced curbs to stem the pandemic’s spread.

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