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US has 'no imminent plans' for flight operations to Pakistan - Pakistan - DAWN.COM

https://www.dawn.com/news/The United States Embassy in Islamabad on Tuesday said there were “no imminent plans” for starting direct flights between Pakistan and the US.



According to a press release from the embassy, officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) — the US government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security — will visit Islamabad airport, view Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure, and meet with their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts this week.

However, the statement goes on to add “there are no imminent plans for direct flights between Pakistan and the United States.”

According to the press release, TSA officials were in Pakistan as part of the US Mission to Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to strengthen economic ties and air connectivity between the United States and Pakistan.

TSA Attaché Daniel McQuaid was quoted in the press release as saying:

“Secure international air travel is essential to facilitate trade and connections and fostering stronger bonds between the United States and Pakistan.

“We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority as we explore additional areas of cooperation and the possibility of capacity development.”

Reports in local media had earlier suggested that the TSA team's visit was linked to the commencement of direct flights between the US and Pakistan.

Last month, on January 22, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson Abdul Hafeez had said Pakistan was expecting to resume direct flights to the US in May this year "subject to a final clearance by the US Transportation Security Administration."


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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Officials Visit Pakistan

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Islamabad, March 10, 2020 —
Officials from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Government agency that oversees airport and air carrier security, will visit Islamabad’s airport, view Pakistan’s aviation security infrastructure, and meet with their Pakistani civil aviation counterparts this week. During the visit to the Islamabad airport, TSA will meet with representatives from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA), Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), and the Ministry of Aviation to identify international security standards. TSA has been invited by PIA to conduct a formal assessment of security standards at the Islamabad International Airport. There are no imminent plans for direct flights between Pakistan and the United States.

Speaking of his interactions in Pakistan, TSA Attaché Daniel McQuaid noted, “Secure international air travel is essential to facilitate trade and connections and fostering stronger bonds between the United States and Pakistan. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority as we explore additional areas of cooperation and the possibility of capacity development.”

This trip was organized as part of the U.S. Mission to Pakistan’s ongoing efforts to strengthen economic ties and air connectivity between the United States and Pakistan. The United States remains committed to partnering with Pakistan for a prosperous future.

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Islamabad: March 12, 2020

Secretary Aviation Division Hassan Nasir Jamy along with senior officials from the Aviation Division, CAA, ASF and PIA met with a five member delegation of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The delegation headed by Mr. Daniel A. McQuaid included Inspector NOVROC International Compliance Mr. Edmunton Johnson and International Industry Representative Peter. P Alexander. Mr. Daniel A. McQuaid praised the progress done in the last week of their visit. He highly appreciated the role played by the officials of CAA, ASF and PIA in providing transparent access to the delegation of TSA. He was confident that the minor recommendations made by the delegation will be implemented on urgent basis by the relevant authorities. He noted that their report will be completed in 45 days. Secretary Aviation appreciated the professionalism of CAA, ASF and PIA and ensued the delegation that their suggestions will be completely incorporated in time in order to ensure quick resumption of US-Pakistan flights. Mr. Daniel A. McQuaid also offered to contribute towards enhancement of the capacity of all airports in Pakistan.


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