The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has suggested lifting the ban on in-flight meals services amid the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As per details, the authority wrote a letter to the Aviation Division on Wednesday, recommending them to lift the ban on meal and beverages on domestic flights as the authority’s efforts to contain the spread of the pandemic have been successful.

The letter further asked the Aviation Division to seek approval from the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) in this matter.


The precedent of halting food services was set by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) last year. PIA wanted to limit interaction between passengers and airline crew members under the reviewed standard operation procedures (SOPs).

The idea was picked by CAA and they directed all airlines to follow the protocol on domestic flights. However, passengers on international flights are being served pre-packaged food with beverages.

Passengers flying to Saudi Arabia receive snacks, club sandwiches, patties, one banana, and muffins in a pre-packaged box with a soft drink. Whereas flights to Kabul and Gulf countries only serve snacks.