PIA is on the brink of closure, warned by top official

KARACHI: On September 13, 2023, The flight operation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was severely affected due to a shortage of active fleet. The airline’s top official revealed that the airline’s operation is at the edge of closure due to cash flow problems. A few weeks earlier the airline’s bank accounts were seized by the

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PIA is asking for PKR 3000 to apply for new job openings

KARACHI: On September 10, 2023, Pakistan International Airlines, or PIA published several job opportunities on its social media handles and website. The airline has been struggling with a shortage of staff since 2021 as many pilots and cabin crew have left the airline due to its deteriorating work environment and politically influenced culture. The airline

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PIA passes an Approval Plan for its Revival

Pakistan International Airlines laid a proposal plan according to which it will be restructuring. The airline will slash half of its workforce, cut unprofitable routes, and replacement of its fleet. PIA intends to become a leaner and efficient airline by 2023. It appears to be a revival plan. Restructure Plan of PIA The Pakistani Cabinet

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Rise and Demise of Shaheen Air

Shaheen Air, a name that a long associated history stretched over 20 years of aviation business in Pakistan Aviation. The Shaheen Foundation founded shaheen Air. A trust organization created for the welfare of Pakistan Airforce retired officers and their family members. Shaheen Airline remained under the foundation till the late 90s. Later the airline was

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Reviving PIA with Restructuring (Part 2)

In the first part, I discussed the existing resources that PIA or Pakistan International Airlines possess. In this part, I will be discussing how these available resources can still help the airline. This is purely an opinion-based article, but I will keep the information based on real-time facts and figures. So this may help the

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Why does Lahore Airport need urgent expansion?

Allama Iqbal International Airport (OPLA) or Lahore airport is the largest airport in Pakistan’s most populated province. It is located 15km east of the city of Lahore and serves as the busiest airport in this province. Being the third biggest airport in the state, this airport accommodates a massive number of domestic and international flights.

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Why Airbus A380 does not operate in Pakistan?

There is so much in the media to talk about the mystery of the Airbus A380 related to Pakistan. Although, there are some facts that cannot be changed it’s more of a financial issue than a political one. Before embarking on the journey to investigate the reasons, it is better to take a quick look

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Why should AirSial Adopt Low Cost Carrier Model?

With the entry of AirSial, the competition among the private airlines of the state has risen to quite an observable extent. However, what can give AirSial the competitive edge over the other airlines is its increased volume of flights which can achieve via its modification into a low-cost carrier. AirSial is the newly emerged private

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Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan and its Lack of Oversight

Civil Aviation Authority Pakistan Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) comes under the public sector. It is an autonomous body working under the Federal Government of Pakistan through the Aviation Division Cabinet Secretariat. It was established on 7th December 1982 through Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCCA) Ordinance 1982. Earlier, a Civil Aviation Department (CAD) in the

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Karachi Airport- A Tale of Greatest Aviation Hub

Karachi Airport has always been a hub of glorious aviation activities, even before Pakistan’s creation. It was built as an aerodrome in 1924 and acted as the British-India entry. It enjoys the honor of giving site for building one of the three British R-101 Airship mooring masts and hangars (Kala Chapra). Karachi airport was declared

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