Emirates Airline refuses to uses air bridges in Pakistan


Islamabad: The Parliamentary committee was informed that Emirates Airline refused to utilize the used air bridges at airports in Pakistan.

Emirates Airline refused the passenger boarding bridges after the air bridge was collapsed at New Islamabad International Airport in October.

Pakistan International Airlines or PIA CEO, Air Marshal Arshad Malik revealed news to the Senate Standing Committee on Aviation. However, he said that Emirates Airline took the decision to maintain the safety standards.

The committee also met for the briefing on how the passenger boarding bridge was collapsed. In addition, the complete details of its make, model and purchase, among other things were also inquired.

Last month, the air bridge that is bought from the Spanish company Adelte, collapsed, leaving two staff members injured. Later, Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Hassan Baig revealed that the matter was under investigation.

He further explained to the Senate committee that same issues had been detected with air bridges at Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar and Karachi Airport.


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