The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PkCAA) has further curtailed Shaheen Air International's operations following its failure to settle a PKR1.25 billion rupee (USD10.3 million) debt.

In a statement to the local press issued on Saturday, July 14, the PkCAA said that it had now withdrawn airport facilities and services for all of Shaheen Air's international flights bar Riyadh, Madinah, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia, effective July 16. According to ch-aviation analysis of FlightRadar24 ADS-B data, Shaheen operated between Lahore Int'l and Guangzhou on Sunday, July 15.

“If Shaheen Air does not pay its outstanding dues, despite the above suspension, after the aforementioned date, then all the services and facilities for all sectors of the airline, including domestic and international flight operations, will be withdrawn accordingly,” the authority warned.

Shaheen Air did not respond to a request for comment.

As previously reported, Shaheen Air has scaled down its scope of operations with its four A319-100s now wet-leased to each of Royal Jordanian and FlyEgypt while of its eight A320-200s, three have now been returned to AerCap. As such, its operational fleet consists of five A320-200s (of which three are active) and four A330-200s (of which only one is active).