Pakistan has strongly reacted to the EASA advisory regarding ‘safe’ flight altitudes over Lahore and Karachi!
A day earlier, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued an advisory warning airlines to not fly below FL 260 altitude while flying over Lahore and Karachi.
EASA in its advisory had bizarrely suggested that there were anti-aircraft guns and missiles that could pose a danger to flights.
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) rejected EASA’s claims and said that 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 Aircraft Owners Operators Association has also issued a strong reaction to the EASA advisory and called it ‘irresponsible’.
AOOA Founder Imran Aslam Khan stated that the instructions of EASA as “irresponsible” and said that different airlines fly to and from Pakistani airports every day.
“EASA should monitor the European airspace. After the Ukraine-Russia tension, the European airspace is not safe for planes, and many airlines have changed their routes,” he said, lashing out at the European agency.