The federal cabinet has allowed Crawley-based British airline, Virgin Atlantic, to operate direct flights between Pakistan and London
Virgin Atlantic announced to start new routes from December 2020 from London and Manchester to major cities of Pakistan.
'The Imran Khan government is giving high priority to overseas Pakistanis'
According to the permission granted by the US, the PIA can operate as many as 12 flights in a month to bring back the stranded Pakistanis.
A United States (US) Transport Security Administration (TSA) team on Tuesday visited Islamabad International Airport (IIA) to assess the on-ground services, facilities and security measures for PIA's direct flights to America.
Direct flights to the Chinese-ruled autonomous region of Hong Kong were unaffected.
'Azerbaijan will start direct flights to Pakistan from spring 2020'
Terming direct aerial links beneficial for two-way trade volume, Kyrgyzstan's ambassador to Pakistan Erik Beishembiev said that his country was planning to start directs flights to Pakistan.