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    GENERAL INFO
    SCHEDULE FLIGHTS
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    GENERAL INFO

    All flights into from or over the territory of Pakistan and landing in Pakistan territory shall be carried out in accordance with the multilateral and bilateral agreements to which Pakistan is party and in accordance with the National Regulations. Subject to the observance of the applicable rules, conditions and legislation foreign civil aircraft registered in any foreign country which at the time is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization may be navigated in Pakistan.

    Aircraft registered under the law of foreign countries not members of the International Civil Aviation Organization which grant reciprocal treatment to Pakistan aircraft and airmen may be navigated in Pakistan subject to the observance of the rules, conditions and legislation applicable in the case of aircraft of ICAO member states.

    No Israeli registered aircraft is permitted to operate to or overfly Pakistan. No flight of international airline, scheduled or nonscheduled operating to or from Israel is permitted to operate or overfly Pakistan.

    Aircraft landing in or departing from the territory of Pakistan must first land at or finally depart from an International Airport. Every such aircraft shall immediately upon entry into Pakistan, be flown to and landed at:

    • If the entry is from west - Karachi/ Jinnah International Airport.

    • If the aircraft is flying from India to Pakistan – Lahore/Allama Iqbal International Airport or Karachi/Jinnah International airport.

    • If the aircraft is flying from India to Afghanistan and vice versa- Lahore/ Allama Iqbal International Airport or Karachi/Jinnah International Airport.

    • The entry is from Sri Lanka to Pakistan – Karachi/Jinnah International Airport.

    The aircraft after landing at the airport as discussed above shall not proceed further unless the pilot has cleared the necessary customs and other formalities and has obtained a clearance certificate in writing from an officer duly authorized by the Federal Government in this behalf. In the event of an aircraft being compelled to land at other than International Airport, the pilot-in command shall immediately communicate with the nearest customs official or the police. In all cases where it is necessary to dispatch a custom officer to the scene of an emergency landing a charge for conveyance of such officer shall be made against the owners of the aircraft concerned.

    Any aircraft not engaged in schedule air transport flying over or across Pakistan shall make a landing both on outward and inward journey at Karachi or Lahore and shall proceed onward only on issuance of a clearance certificate by an officer so authorized by the Federal Government. No aircraft, other than aircraft engaged in a schedule air transport service, shall make flights into or in transit across the territory of Pakistan except in accordance with the above conditions, which shall be observed by every pilot-in-command of such aircraft or otherwise assisting in the flight thereof. All civil aircraft flying over Pakistan territory are

    • Prohibited to carry any arms and ammunition of war or any explosive other than those explosives authorized for navigational and signaling purposes.

    • Prohibited to fly in such a manner as to be likely to endanger or interfere with any of Pakistani forces, ships or aircraft.

    • Prohibited to fly without clearly displaying the nationality and registration or other marks as prescribed.

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    SCHEDULE FLIGHTS

    For regular international scheduled flights operated by foreign airlines into or in transit across Pakistan the following requirement must be met.

    • The state of the airline must be a party to the International Air Services Transit Agreement and/or the International Air Transport Agreement Pakistan is a party to both Agreements.

    • The airlines must be eligible to make the flights under the provisions of a Bilateral or multilateral agreement to which the state of the airlines and Pakistan are contracting parties and must have a permit to operate into or in transit across Pakistan Applications for such permits shall be submitted to DG CAA.

    Schedule flights shall be permitted to operate strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permission in case of any change. Authorization from Air Transport Directorate, HQCAA (OPHQZXAT) will be required prior to departure from an aerodrome in Pakistan.

    DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS

    It is necessary that the under mentioned aircraft documents be submitted by airline operators for clearance on entry and departure of their aircraft to and from Pakistan. All documents listed below must follow the ICAO Standard Form.
     

    Required by General
    Declaration
    Pax
    Manifest
    Cargo
    Manifest
    Customs Officer 1 2 2
    Immigration Officer 1 0 1
    Airport Health Officer 2 0 1

    One copy of General Declaration is endorsed and returned by customs, signifying clearance.

    • If no passengers are embarking / disembarking and no articles are laden (un-laden) no aircraft documents except copies of the General Declaration need be submitted to the above authorities.

    • Aircraft arriving at Karachi from West shall submit the “Desensitization certificate” to the Airport Health Officer.

    • Aircraft arriving from east without a landing in India may be required to submit the “Desensitization Certificate” if coming from yellow Fever Area.

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    NON-SCHEDULE FLIGHTS

    Procedures
    Addresses Of Application
    Charter Flights By Foreign Operators Not Exercising Traffic Rights When Transiting Through Pakistan
    Charter Flights By Foreign Operators Exercising Traffic Rights In Pakistan
    Charter Flights Originating In Pakistan Desiring To Exercise Traffic Rights For A Place Outside Pakistan
    Cabotage Carriage
    Other Commercial Flights, E.G. Owners, Business Flights, Survey Flights, Spraying Flights, Etc.
    Conditions For Navigation In Pakistan Fir’s For Military, State, State Vip Flightsemployment Of An Aircraft Not Registered In Pakistan As Public Transport Or Aerial Aircraft

    DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS

    PROCEDURES

    Operators must obtain permission to carry out non-scheduled flights into, from or over the territory of Pakistan, whether or not for the purpose of taking on or discharging passengers, cargo or mail. Application for such permission shall be submitted to the DG CAA in sufficient time to arrive not less than ninety six (96) hours in advance of the intended landing or over flight and obtain his prior approval except when documents are required. The application must include the following information in the order.

    • Name and address of the operator.
    • Type of aircraft and registration mark.
    • Date and time of arrival at and departure from Pakistan.
    • Place or places of embarkation or disembarkation abroad, as the case may be of passengers and/or freights.
    • Purpose of flights and details of passengers and/or nature and amount of freight.
    • Name, address and business of charterer.
    • Name of crew members.
    • ATS route of flight including entry/exit points at Pakistan FIRs with timings.
    • Name and address of the agency responsible to make payment of fees and charges.

    ADDRESSES OF APPLICATION

    The application for such permission shall be submitted to the DG CAA or to the following AFTN addressees

    • DG CAA (OPHQZXAT)Airport Director, JIAP Karachi (OPKCYDYX)
    • ACC Karachi (OPKCZRZX)
    • Airport Director, AIIAP Airport (OPLAYDYX)
    • ACC Lahore (OPLAZRZX)

    Non-schedule flights shall be permitted to operate strictly in accordance with the terms and conditions of the permission. In case of any change, authorization from Air Transport Directorate, HQ CAA (OPHQZXAT) will be required prior to departure from an aerodrome in Pakistan.

    CHARTER FLIGHTS BY FOREIGN OPERATORS NOT EXERCISING TRAFFIC RIGHTS WHEN TRANSITING THROUGH PAKISTAN

    If an operator intends to carry out a (series of) non-scheduled flights (s) in transit across, or making non-traffic stops in the territory of Pakistan. The following procedure shall be applicable:

    • The application for permission for all non-scheduled flights making non-traffic stop (Technical Landing) at Karachi/Jinnah International Airport, Lahore/Allama Iqbal International Airport or Islamabad/Islamabad International Airport shall be made at least 6 hours before the estimated time of entry into Karachi/Lahore Flight Information Region in accordance with the Procedures.

    • The application for permission for non-schedule flights making non traffic stop (Technical Landing) at an international airport other then Karachi/Jinnah International Airport, Lahore/Allama Iqbal International Airport and Islamabad/Islamabad International Airport shall be submitted at least 96 hours in advance of the estimated time of arrival in accordance with the Procedures

    • The application for permission for over flying Pakistan territory shall be submitted at least 6 hours in accordance with the particulars specified in the Procedures prior to the estimated time of entry into Flight Information Region for the following categories of Flights

    • Extra section flights/non-scheduled flights of the airlines regularly operating on schedule basis to/through Pakistan,

    • Ambulance flights for the evacuating of patients/casualty,

    • Special ferry flights to recover unserviceable aircraft (in entry or abroad) and/or to carry the load of the unserviceable aircraft,

    • Flights diverting due to an emergency,

    • Relief flights being operated in aid of victims of natural calamities such as flood, earthquakes etc,

    • Flights operated by United Nations aircraft or on behalf of United Nations.

    CHARTER FLIGHTS BY FOREIGN OPERATORS EXERCISING TRAFFIC RIGHTS IN PAKISTAN

    The remuneration, hire or reward for the carriage of charter traffic originating in or destined for Pakistan shall be:

    • Not less than the rates, remuneration or hire ordinarily charged by an airline performing regular air services on the route concerned under an authorization of the DG CAA; or

    • If there be no such services, not less than the rate ordinarily charged by an airline described above for over a comparable route or distance.

    All such traffic shall be set down in Pakistan strictly in accordance with General Info unless otherwise authorized by the DG CAA in writing. Such charters shall be bonafide charters in keeping with IATA Regulations and Practice. In case of charters operated by non-IATA carriers, complete details of the load to be carried on the charter flight together with a copy of the charter agreement form must be furnished to the DG CAA along with the application for the exercise of traffic rights relating to the proposed charter.

    If an operator intends to perform a (series of) non-scheduled flights originating outside Pakistan for the passengers, cargo or mail in Pakistan, he shall apply to the DG CAA not less than 96 hours in advance of the intended landing and obtain his prior approval in accordance with the particulars specified in Procedures. Particulars shall be furnished to the Airport Director/Manager on arrival at the Airport of entry of all passengers and cargo carried, their origin and destination and the rates paid by the charterer for transport.

    CHARTER FLIGHTS ORIGINATING IN PAKISTAN DESIRING TO EXERCISE TRAFFIC RIGHTS FOR A PLACE OUTSIDE PAKISTAN

    No passenger or freight originating in Pakistan for a place outside Pakistan may be picked up without prior consent of the DGCAA. This consent will be given only after a certification (NOC) from the National carrier to the effect that they are unable to meet the requirement of the charterer. The permission to operate charter flights by foreign operators to/from Pakistan will be subject to payment of 10% of general cargo rate or 15% charter price, whichever is higher, to the national carrier. No advertisement in respect of such flights soliciting booking of traffic or purporting to notify availability of space in aircraft shall be made in any manner whatsoever, either by the person or airline owning or operating the aircraft or by any other person.

    If an operator intends to perform a (series of) non-schedule flights (s) originating in Pakistan for the purpose of taking on or discharging passengers, cargo or mail in Pakistan for a place outside Pakistan, he shall apply to the DG CAA for the exercise of such traffic rights in accordance with the particulars specified. If an operator intends to perform a (series of) non-schedule flights (s) originating in Pakistan for the purpose of taking on or discharging passengers, cargo or mail in Pakistan for a place outside Pakistan, he shall apply to the DG CAA for the exercise of such traffic rights in accordance with the particulars specified in Procedures.

    CABOTAGE CARRIAGE

    No passenger or freight originating at a point in Pakistan and destined for another point in Pakistan may be picked up by a foreign operator without the consent of DG CAA. If an operator intends to perform a (series of) non-scheduled flights(s) originating at a point in Pakistan and destined for another point in Pakistan for the purpose of taking or discharging passengers, cargo or mail, he shall have to provide satisfactory evidence that no Pakistan registered operator is in a position to carry the passengers or freight available between the two points in Pakistan where such charter is intended to be carried thereafter, he shall apply to DG CAA for permission to carry out such charter flights.

    OTHER COMMERCIAL FLIGHTS, E.G. OWNERS, BUSINESS FLIGHTS, SURVEY FLIGHTS, SPRAYING FLIGHTS, ETC.

    If an operator intends to perform a (series of) non-scheduled commercial flights, e.g. business flights, survey flights or spraying flights in Pakistan, he shall apply giving details of the flights to the DG CAA for permission to carry out such operations. Grant of permission will be governed by the merits of the individual cases in consultation with any other department of Government of Pakistan that may be concerned.

    CONDITIONS FOR NAVIGATION IN PAKISTAN FIR’S FOR MILITARY, STATE, STATE VIP FLIGHTS

    Applications for clearance should be made to Ministry of foreign Affairs through normal diplomatic channels to:
    Ministry of foreign affairs, Islamabad – Pakistan
    Telegraphic Address: “FOREIGN” Islamabad

    Night flying over Pakistan territory is prohibited except where special permission has been obtained. A clearance given will be valid for plus/ minus three hours for three days provided other particulars remain the same. Change, if any, should be intimated 72 hours prior to the original schedule date and time, otherwise fresh clearance should be sought in accordance with the laid down procedures.

    All foreign military, State or State VIP aircraft intending to over fly Pakistan airspace or land at any of the Pakistan airfield have to obtain prior permission (Diplomatic clearance) through Government of Pakistan, MINISTRY of Foreign Affairs. Requests must be received at least two weeks in advance. The application must include the following information in the order shown hereunder:

    • Name of the operator, Captain’s name/nationality and details of the crew.

    • Type of aircraft, call sign, and registration number.

    • Purpose of flight, particulars and designations of all passengers and/or nature and amount of freight.

    • Place or places of embarkation or disembarkation of passengers and/ or freight etc.

    • Flight schedule giving dates and time of arrival/departures or entry/exit, route to be flown and designation.

    Facilities Required. EMPLOYMENT OF AN AIRCRAFT NOT REGISTERED IN PAKISTAN AS PUBLIC TRANSPORT OR AERIAL AIRCRAFT

    An aircraft not registered in Pakistan is precluded from employment as a public transport aircraft or an aerial work aircraft in Pakistan territory without special permission from the DG CAA. An aircraft, owned by a person other than a Pakistani, who is resident in or carrying on business in Pakistan, may be registered as a Pakistan aircraft, but is precluded from employment as a public transport aircraft or an aerial work aircraft without special authority from the DG CAA.

    PRIVATE FLIGHTS

    Private aircraft wishing to perform a private flight to Pakistan or over flying the territory of Pakistan are required to obtain prior permission from DG CAA in accordance with procedures for NON-SCHEDULE FLIGHTS.

    PUBLIC HEALTH

    No public health measures are required to be carried out in respect of aircraft entering Pakistan with the following exception.

    • Aircraft arriving from East shall be fumigated by Airport health officer on arrival. No person shall disembark from the aircraft before such fumigation is completed.

    • Disinsectization of aircraft in flight is not acceptable However spraying on ground is not required provided a “Disinsectization Certificate" from the place of origin is carried on the aircraft.

    AIRCRAFT GROUND SERVICES

    Airline operators having its own organization are permitted to handle its own aircraft. All other operators who do not have their own organization and casual operators will be handled by the National Airlines or by the Ground Handling Agencies licensed by the CAA.

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