EASA Suspends PIA Europe Flights for Six Months

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Today, PIA Boeing 777-300ER (registration AP-BID) is performing flight PK701 from Islamabad to Manchester.

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Apparently, PIA is not operating any flight to Europe/UK today.

Probably Pakistan cricketers today traveling to Manchester from Lahore on Qatar Airways?



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Salam hello all
Please pray for PK781 AP-BGZ fly to YYZ Toronto overfly Russia AVOID Europe airspace for safely today because my cousin flight PK781 today good luck to YYZ

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European Union is seeking list of Pakistani pilots with dubious licences.

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PIA Boeing 777-300ER (aircraft registration AP-BID) photographed in Manchester on July 2.

The aircraft arrived in Manchester as flight PK701 from Islamabad and later departed from Manchester as flight PK702 to Islamabad.

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Pakistani cricketers arrive at London Heathrow from Lahore.

Probably traveled on Qatar Airways from Lahore to London via Doha.



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Has PIA formerly cancelled flights for six months? Or are they cancelling the flights week in advance? I called them for a refund of family tickets on Wednesday and was told they do not have any information on the ban and our flight on 18th is still going to go ahead from London. My online booking is not accessible, no idea how to get the money back.
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I was.gng on sunday they called me.today to say flight is cancelled

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Did you book online or via travel agent. Did they say how to get the refund ?

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PIA Boeing 777-300ER (aircraft registration AP-BID) Islamabad to Manchester flight PK701 photographed in German airspace on July 2, 2020.

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ahsan22 wrote: Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:40 am Has PIA formerly cancelled flights for six months? Or are they cancelling the flights week in advance? I called them for a refund of family tickets on Wednesday and was told they do not have any information on the ban and our flight on 18th is still going to go ahead from London. My online booking is not accessible, no idea how to get the money back.
They have been banned for 6 months and they will do anything to keep your money. pester them for your refund.

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PIA to suffer loss of 33 billion rupees due to suspension of airline's flights to/from Europe.

Due to COVID-19, PIA also unable to operate Umrah and Hajj flights this year.

https://www.express.pk/story/2056515/1/

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Whether flying or not flying PIA is a drain on the government and the tax payers of Pakistan.

56 billion rupee loss in 2019 when airline had no restrictions on its network.

Might be a good idea to return all leased aircraft and keep a limited 8 aircraft (777) fleet and maybe keep around 2500 employees.

Once restrictions are lifted PIA can start the process of rebuilding and hiring more people.
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