PIA suspends meal services to Middle East bound flights
- A Monitor Desk Report 17 May, 2020 | 807 Views|-+
Dhaka: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has halted meal services on its flights to countries in the Middle East temporarily in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
According to reports, the flag carrier will only provide water and beverages, including soft drinks, juices, black/green tea and coffee to passengers.
As per Management’s Directive, only beverage service (water, soft drinks, juices, Black/Green Tea and Coffee) for pax will be offered on all middle-east sector flights i.e. Pak-Middle-East-Pak, till further instruction, read a letter issued by the airline.
However, it said, cockpit and cabin crew are exempted from the meal services suspension.
Earlier, on May 8, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had provided USD 100,000 worth of protection kits to PIA to safeguard its crew members operating special flights against the coronavirus.
The protection kits provided to the national flag carrier included gowns, masks and goggles.
The airline’s crew members operating special flights for repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in different countries due to suspension of international passenger flights will use these kits to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.