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Threat of Omani airspace ban looms over PIA
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Threat of Omani airspace ban looms over PIA

A threat of a ban on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flights in the airspace of Oman looms large as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) assured them that credentials of all pilots had been scrutinized to ensure flight safety.While expressing concern over the recent safety issue with the PIA, the Omani Civil Aviation Authority warned Pakistan that the national flag carrier could be barred from using its airspace, sources said.They added that the Omani authorities also asked Islamabad to explain what curative measures had been taken to ensure safety of flights.Earlier, the European Union Air Safety Agency suspended PIA authorization to operate to the EU member states for six months.The International Air Transport Association (IATA) also shared its concern over the serious lapse in the l...