The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has yesterday informed through its Public Awareness Notice that Shaheen Air International (SAI) an RPT license holder for PCAA has defaulted in payment of CAA over Rs1.368 Billion as on August 13, 2018.

CAA has asked the airline to immediately pay all dues to CAA to avoid any regulatory and administrative action. Due to non-payment of dues by Shaheen Air International (SAI), CAA has suspended all its facilities to SAI for its domestic and international flights at all airports, except for Shaheen Air International’s Saudi Arabia bound Hajj flights, to facilitate Hajj operation for the convenience of pilgrims.

The notice further stated that this is for information of general public that the Airline due to its financial mismanagement may not fulfill its obligations to passengers and shippers therefore, all users must exercise caution while entering into contract with M/s SAI. CAA will not be held responsible for any failure on part of Shaheen Air International, it added.

It may be mentioned here that on Friday the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had sealed the head office of SAI in Karachi due to non-payment of Rs 1.4 billion.

Earlier, on 16 August the Additional Director Air Transport, National Regulations, CAA had inquired Shaheen Air to urgently intimate about the number of serviceable aircraft in Pakistan in order to assess the qualification of the airline for domestic and international operations, under National Aviation Policy-2015.

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