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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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 should the flight crew NOT be fasting during Flight?

Recently the news has hit the mainstream media with a storm. Pakistan International Airlines have directed its flight crew, including flight attendants and pilots, to avoid fasting during their duty hours. Social Media is going nuts over the debate whether anyone can restrict their employees not too fast or is the right decision in the

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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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It is Time For AirSial to Shine on Domestic Routes

AirSial has become a prominent name in no time. The airline is a private joint venture of businessmen from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Sialkot. The airline was launched in December 2020. Sialkot is a major industrial hub of Pakistan. Earlier, there was no air connectivity between Sialkot and the rest of the country.

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Why do Pakistani private airlines not hire male stewards?

The global stigma Asking if men can be flight attendants may seem odd in this day and age. However, airlines used only to employ women as flight attendants. Not only that, but they had to meet several strict criteria, including age, height, and attractiveness. Several discrimination cases against airlines for these hiring practices were filed

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Serene Air Versus Pakistan International Airlines

Are We looking for a Real Competition? Pakistan Aviation Industry is a small fraternity where four airlines are competing at the moment. The ground reality is, Air Sial has recently joined the club; therefore, the competition existed among three airlines; PIA, Serene Air, and Air blue. Although Air Sial is a new name and it

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PIA Fleet: Current vs Ideal

Being the national airline of Pakistan, PIA aka Pakistan International Airlines is operating under the flagship of the country’s governmental support. From its service during the last 73 years, it has broken unrivaled records by not only its services but also through its reliable repute. However, the airline is in drastic condition for a long

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