CAA reviewing agreements with foreign countries.

KARACHI -- Aviation Secretary Shahrukh Nusrat said on Saturday that the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) was reviewing its air service agreements (ASAs) with foreign countries 'to change the clauses which are not beneficial to domestic airlines'.

He said this while speaking at a press conference here at the CAA headquarters.

Domestic airlines, particularly the Pakistan International AirAlines, see the ASAs reached with the countries whose airlines were flying into Pakistan under the previous open sky policy as the main reason behind what they called 'snatching' of their share of passengers.

As the federal cabinet has approved the National Aviation Policy, 2019 also called the fair sky policy the CAA is in the process of modifying existing bilateral ASAs.

Domestic airlines blame previous open sky policy for 'snatching' of their share of passengers

Mr Nusrat told reporters that the implementation on the new aviation policy was continuing at a fast pace and most of the rules and regulations concerned had been revised.

He said that the terms, conditions and requirements for the issuance of the tourism promotion and regional integration licence had been drafted while CAA's regulatory function was being separated from its role of a service provider.

The aviation secretary said that directives were being issued to rationalise all CAA charges...

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