Anoushey Ashraf hits back at PIA for focusing on cabin crew’s undergarments

Pakistani celebrity Anoushey Ashraf has reacted strongly to an internal memo issued by PIA in which it declared cabin crew to dress in formal clothes over “proper undergarments”. PIA’s latest guidelines for the cabin crew have struck a nerve online

PIA offers discount for students travelling between Pakistan, China

BEIJING: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has offered discount of 10 percent for Pakistani students on flights between Pakistan and China. At present, the national flag carrier is operating two weekly flights on Islamabad-Chengdu-Islamabad and Islamabad-Xian-Beijing-Islamabad routes. The students who are

PIA flight carrying stranded Pakistanis in Syria reaches Karachi

KARACHI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight, which was carrying stranded passengers in Syria due to the Israeli bombing of the Damascus Airport, has landed at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi. The flight reached Karachi at 11pm with 169

PIA to begin its Hajj operation from tommorrow

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) issued fares and rules regarding Hajj operation 2022. The Hajj operation was delayed due to COVID-19 for the last 2 years. Pakistanis will mark the second most visitors landing in Saudia Arabia. Fares will be

PIA bars cabin crew, pilots from fasting

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has banned its pilots and cabin crew members from observing the fasts during the holy month of Ramadan. The move is part of the in-flight safety measures of the PIA, which have been issued recently

PIA brings back 232 stranded Pakistanis from Poland

ISLAMABAD: A special flight of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has brought back 232 Pakistanis from Poland’s capital Warsaw.  The PIA special flight PK-7788 has landed at Islamabad International Airport today, carrying 232 Pakistanis who were stuck in Warsaw due to

PIA plane leaves for Poland to evacuate stranded Pakistanis

ISLAMABAD: The government of Pakistan is sending a chartered Pakistan International Airline (PIA) plane to Poland to repatriate stranded students in Warsaw, temporarily, according to the Pakistan Mission at the United Nations. According to reports, the plane will land at

PIA gets operating license for two more cities in China

BEIJING: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been granted two more operating licences by the Chinese authorities, for Guangzhou and Xian, in addition to Beijing. Now the national flag carrier can start scheduling passenger flights to and from these stations. Previously,

PIA to start direct flights to Baku

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airline (PIA) to start direct flights to Baku in Azerbaijan from Karachi and Lahore, said Cheif Executive Officer (CEO) Arshad Malik. The plan to operate two direct flights weekly from Pakistan to Baku has been finalized. Air

PIA declared non-filer of FED and sales tax returns

There are reports that Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has occurred as a non-filer of Federal Excise Duty (FED ) and Sales Tax (ST) returns. Since December 2020, PIA has been occurring with arrears running into the billions of rupees. According

PIA flight attendant goes missing in Canada

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) steward went missing from a hotel after his arrival in Toronto, Canada on board a passenger flight from Islamabad. Informed sources said that flight steward Waqar Ahmed Jadon arrived in Toronto from Islamabad via

PIA gets permission to operate more flights to Saudi Arabia

KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Monday obtained permission to operate more flights to Saudi Arabia. The development comes after the Saudi Arabia’s civil aviation authority lifted ban on direct travel from Pakistan and several other countries from December 01

CAA makes mandatory for Pakistani pilots to pass UK exam

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has taken a major decision and made it mandatory for Pakistani pilots to pass the UK exam. According to the details, in order to fly a plane in Pakistan, one has to pass a

PIA’s flight operations for KSA made operational

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines’s (PIA) Saudi Arabia operation has become fully operational and the first flight of the national airline carrying 121 passengers reached Madinah from Multan. According to a spokesperson of the PIA, five flights will be operated after

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