Islamabad - The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday cleared one ATR 42 aircraft after shakedown test, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) spokesperson said.  The spokesperson said that flights from Islamabad to Gilgit and Chitral would now be made operational.

Fleet of ATR aircraft manufactured by a French company and being used by the national flag carrier PIA was grounded immediately after crash of one of these aircraft in Havalian last week in which all 47 passengers abroad lost their lives.