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PIA’s Islamabad-bound flight develops fault

KARACHI: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Karachi to Islamabad has developed a technical fault before taking off to its destination. The passengers of the PIA’s Karachi-Islamabad flight have faced a delay in departure for more than 1.5 hours

PIA achieves safety ratings from European Aviation watchdog

KARACHI: European aviation watchdog, Safety Assessment of Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) has expressed satisfaction with the safety standards of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and lowered its safety hazard index to zero. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) achieved the safety targets

PIA launches direct flights to Iraq’s Najaf

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has launched regular flights to Najaf city in Iraq. The first scheduled flight which had departed for Najaf on October 30, returned to Karachi on Sunday morning. PIA had been previously operating special flights to

PIA starts new flight operations to UAE’s Fujairah

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has started new flight operations to Fujairah in United Arab Emirates (UAE)  PIA launched its first flight operations on Monday from three cities of Pakistan to Fujairah. Flight PK 243, with 296 passengers on board

PIA considering to suspend flight operations to Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) administration has begun considering to suspend flight operations to Afghanistan against the unprofessional behavior of the Taliban government and Afghan civil aviation. According to sources, Afghan Taliban officials are interfering in the PIA flight

PIA releases pending allowance of cabin crew

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to release pending allowance of cabin crew. According to PIA CEO Arshad Malik, PIA has started paying the flying allowance on foreign flights to cabin crew members. The allowance was suspended for

PIA receives IATA’s highest level certification

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has achieved the International Air Transport Association (IATA’s) new distribution capability (NDC) Level-4 certification. The certification is of the highest level awarded to PIA and it would help the airline improve its distribution standard and

Woman suffers cardiac arrest on board PIA aircraft

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane flying from Paris to Islamabad made an emergency landing in Bulgaria after a woman passenger suffered a heart attack during the flight. The passenger fell unconscious after the heart attack and the pilot

PIA passengers deprived of food

ISLAMABAD: Passengers of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) have been deprived of breakfast and food despite the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority, which has angered the passengers. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has allowed food to be provided on

PIA resumes flight operations for Kuwait

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has resumed its Kuwait operation after it was allowed to operate in the Sultanate. PIA had been banned from operating to Kuwait in May 2021, as a measure to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, even

United Nations awards PIA with ‘harassment-free’ airline

KARACHI: With an aim to promote drive of safe mobility for women and preventing harassment of women at the public places, UN Women Agency, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and the Federal Ombudsperson for Protection Against Harassment (FOSPAH) signed a landmark

PIA inducts new Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has inducted an Airbus A320 in its fleet, spokesperson of the airline said. The spokesperson of the airline said that the plane arrived in Islamabad as part of PIA’s fleet replacement program to provide better

PIA denies reports of resuming commercial flights to Kabul

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has denied reports on resuming commercial flights from Islamabad to Kabul from next week. The national airline added that it was “keen and all geared up to restart” commercial flights from Islamabad to Kabul,

Special PIA aircraft carrying Kabul’s passengers arrive in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: A special PIA plane has returned home carrying stranded citizens in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on which the national airline management expressed happiness. According to the details, the plane of the national airline arrived at the international airport

Canada expresses satisfaction over PIA’s flight operations

ISLAMABAD: The Canadian Transport Authority has expressed satisfaction over Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operational services up to international standards and hoped that the airline would maintain efficiency. The Canadian Transport Authority has released the PIA Security Extension Report, declaring the

PIA grounds 140 overweight flight attendants

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reportedly suspended 140 flight attendants for being overweight and restrained them from performing duties in July. The national carrier has grounded several male and female flight attendants for being overweight. They have also been

PIA allowed to resume flights operations to Canada

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to resume direct flight operations to Toronto which were suspended due to the pandemic. According to a PIA spokesperson, Canadian officials have allowed the national airline to resume flights to Toronto, which were

Pakistan receives 1.5 million Sinovac vaccines amid shortages

ISLAMABAD: A special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 1.55 million doses of the Sinovac vaccine reached Islamabad from China on Sunday amid shortages of the vaccines. The National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) said that the batch was

PIA special flight airlifts two million doses of Sinovac vaccine from China

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)’s special flight PK6853 airlifted another batch of two millions doses of Sinovac vaccine from the Beijing Capital International Airport to Islamabad on Sunday. Last Sunday, a special flight PK 6852 had also transported a consignment

PIA to be split into two companies, lay off half workforce

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has decided a plan to split the national flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) into two companies besides reducing he workforce into half. During a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the cabinet

PIA airlifts one million COVID-19 vaccine doses from China

ISLAMABAD: Three aircraft of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying a consignment of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine left Beijing on Sunday for Pakistan. Another consignment of two million doses of Covid-19 vaccine will also be transported from China by

ECC approves PIA restructuring plan

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the federal cabinet recommended the restructuring plan of Pakistan International Airlines Corporation Limited (PIACL) for onward submission before the cabinet after reconciliation of tax liability figures. The committee, the meeting of which was

PIA operated 13 special flights ahead of UK travel ban: SAPM Bukhari

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has operated thirteen special flights to the United Kingdom ahead of a travel ban being imposed from April 9. Special Assistant to the PM for Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resources Development Zulfiqar Abbas Bukhari thanked

PIA staffer in viral picture calming baby rewarded by UN agency

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) staffer, who went viral on social media for calming a baby during an Islamabad-Karachi flight, has been rewarded by a UN agency. PIA Head Purser Tauheed Daudpota has been declared “Hero for She” by

PIA aircraft-shaped balloon seized in IoK

NEW DELHI: The Indian police reportedly seized a balloon in the shape of the Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) aircraft in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The seizure of the PIA balloon was reported in Sotra Chak village of Hiranagar sector

PIA increases flights to Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has announced to increase the number of its international flights to various countries due to increasing travelling needs.  According to the spokesperson of PIA, the flights will be increased for Afghanistan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The

PIA issues new rules after flight attendant goes missing in Canada

ISLAMABAD: The management of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has issued a set of instructions for its cabin crew and staff members after the disappearance of two flight attendants in Canada. According to a statement issued by the airline’s flight services,

FIA arrests pilot, five CAA officers in fake license case

KARACHI: A pilot and five officers of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have been arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in the fake pilots’ licence scandal. The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) corporate crime circle completed its investigation into the issuance

PIA plane to airlift 0.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from Beijing

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) will fly a plane to Beijing to bring more than 500,000 doses of a coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan. A spokesperson for the national flag carrier said a Boeing 777 plane will be used to transport

Malaysian court releases PIA plane seized over lease dispute

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Wednesday ordered the immediate release of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane that was held nearly two weeks ago due to a British court case over the jet’s lease. Malaysian authorities seized the Boeing