Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has banned its pilots and cabin crew members from observing the fasts during the holy month of Ramadan. In a recently published safety bulletin, the national flag carrier stated that fasting is one of the major factors behind decreased performance of human beings. The safety measures have been issued by PIA’s General Manager of Flight Services, Aamir Bashir.
A proper diet is imperative to fulfill the physical and psychological demands of flying. Focusing on diet and its link with flight performance can avoid human errors leading to plane crashes.
Therefore, whenever on flying duty, pilots and cabin crew members should keep in mind different factors such as fatigue, performance degradation, and safety of other people and abstain from fasting during Ramadan.