PIA Ending New York Flights

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Re: PIA Ending New York Flights

Post by ammad » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:03 am

mohammad wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:41 am
ammad wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:50 am


Infact there are two dead bodies schedule to Arrive. And dead bodies have priority over Cargo, they should unload Cargo to Adjust dead bodies. This pretty much sum up sorry state of PIA matters which compel this very welcome closure of JFK route.

In my opinion this particular incident is enough to hand over pink slip to PIA D.M. JFK, after his arrival in to Pakistan.

Im not sure what the protocols are in other airlines for removing dead bodies which are being carried for free vs luggage of fare paying passengers.
You might need to read it one more time, I wrote Cargo, not the luggage of fare paying passenger. Both are different things.

While loading cargo there is a priority list for loading of cargo and dead bodies comes pretty high at the Priority list. Govt of Pakistan officially declares that PIA will be carrying dead bodies for free, but it does not mean that PIA can abandon it at the eleventh hour.
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Re: PIA Ending New York Flights

Post by Amaad Lone » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:07 am

End of an era.
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Re: PIA Ending New York Flights

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:15 pm

Cover story on PIA titled 'Twilight Zone - An airline's turbulent flight into the sunset' in November 2017 issue of Pakistani monthly magazine Herald - herald.dawn.com.

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Re: PIA Ending New York Flights

Post by mohammad » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:57 pm

Any news about a code share etc. for flights to US? or has PIA completely abandoned the US market for good?
Would have made sense to partner with another airline (prefer Turkish) to continue offering a service to US.

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Re: PIA Ending New York Flights

Post by Abbas Ali » Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:26 am

PIA may resume New York flights by next year: NA body told

ALI HUSSAIN November 23, 2017

ISLAMABAD


Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) may resume its flights to New York by next year after arresting losses, as it had to suspend the two weekly flights to one of the largest cities of the United States in October 2017 due to Rs 1.5 billion annual losses. Talking to Business Recorder after briefing National Assembly Standing Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, Chairman PIA Irfan Elahi said that the national flag-carrier has not permanently ended its operation to New York but suspended it only after entering in code-sharing with Turkish Airlines. He explained that after operating these flights on profitable routes, the PIA plans to recover losses and then to resume flights to New York.

He said that there were 104 flights to New York in a year and decision to suspend the operation was taken after sustaining heavy losses in the span of 10 to 12 years. Elahi told the committee that at present there was no PIA flight to New York and the operation was suspended because it was too costly.

The committee members expressed serious concerns over the suspension of the flights to New York and blamed it on the incompetence of the PIA bosses. "Why didn't you prefer to resign instead of closing the operation?" committee member Mian Tariq Mehmood asked the PIA chairman, adding, "You've no right to remain further at the office if you are unable to improve the situation of the national flag carrier." The PIA chairman, while responding, said that he has an additional charge of the airline and was "ready to leave", "I am secretary Aviation Division and not taking salary for the additional charge of the PIA. I am even ready to leave but being a government servant, it requires an official notification," he added.

Source: brecorder.com
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