PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

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PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Abbas Ali » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:49 pm

PIA is holding talks with US authorities to operate non-stop flights from Pakistan to New York, a parliamentary committee was informed today.

The airline ended its Pakistan to New York via Manchester flights on October 28 this year after suffering losses on this route.

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Amaad Lone » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:17 am

Its called PALPA pressure.
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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Airborne » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:23 am

Amaad Lone wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:17 am
Its called PALPA pressure.
As much as I respect you brother, but I gotta say you have no idea what you are saying, no sir it’s not PALPA pressure......it’s a shame while Air India flies not just 8 flights a week to JFK, they do 3 flights a week to EWR too simultaneously , which is just a bridge across.....hell yeah it’s very simple to shut down sectors which don’t make money, but people at helm of affairs with lucrative salaries can only justify their positions when they come up with a plan how to turn around and make money on those sectors.....not on just advising to shut down those sectors.....I am sure even a monkey can advise so!!!!

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Amaad Lone » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:04 pm

I agree there is a lot of traffic between Pakistan and the U.S and even 20 years ago PIA operated almost daily 747s, but that seems like a distant history now.

PIA can do well with a daily flight into New York connecting to other cities, but who is going to work to fill up those planes.

Exactly big salaries no work.
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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by FKhan722 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 4:12 pm

Airborne wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:23 am
.it’s a shame while Air India flies not just 8 flights a week to JFK, they do 3 flights a week to EWR too simultaneously , which is just a bridge across
Air India actually do a daily 777-300ER into EWR.

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by ammad » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:27 am

At this point of time even non-stop service won't help. First PIA needs to come out of losses and should emerged as reliable carrier then only PIA could go for any other long haul operation. Still the JFK market is very tricky and lot of competition and seat dumping is already happening in this particular sector causing it difficult to operate for "loose cannon" like operator i.e. PIA.

Before opening this route even as non-stop service PIA should be in financially healthy condition and this is pre-requisite, other wise this adventure will also be bound to fail.
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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Abbas Ali » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:04 am

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Secretary Aviation and Chairman PIA Irfan Elahi told DAWN News channel that airline's New York flights are temporarily suspended not permanently ended.

PIA intends to operate non-stop flights from Pakistan to New York after improvement in security arrangements/standards at airports of Pakistan. Foolproof security will be provided for the non-stop flights from Pakistan to USA.

The airline/Pakistani authorities are holding talks with the US authorities on this matter, he said.

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by furqan_haider » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:52 pm

PIA Press Release:
NO DECISION TAKEN ON RESUMPTION OF PIA FLIGHTS TO NEW YORK.

Source: https://twitter.com/Official_PIA/status ... 1146935296

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Post by ammad » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:32 am

Pemra needs to monitor and should handle irresponsible news reporting.
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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Abbas Ali » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:17 pm

Apparently PIA refuted December 16 Urdu newspaper reports claiming resumption of airline's New York service from January 1, 2018.

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by ShahMt777 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:40 pm

Any updates regarding resumption of flights to New York

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by rayyanullah » Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:11 pm

After having full passenger loads on 747 could not fill 777 so had to reduce frequency to once a week and if service is re-started what equipment would be used and frequency? Don't say once or twice a week as such frequencies are doomed from the start

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by Amaad Lone » Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:11 pm

PIA shut down its New York flight at a time when it was peak season.

A ticket to London and back selling for $1500 on Emirates with booking made two months ago.

I think these few month PIA could have made good money on the New York flight with the winter holidays and wedding season at its peak and lot of expats visiting Pakistan.

Poor planning and poor management.
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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by mohammad » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:33 pm

Very likely that Trump and Co politely told PIA that given the recent safety issues (passengers in cockpit and drug hauling) they are going to be banned. It could be a face saving measure by PIA to pre-empt this and stop flights to US.

Economically it wouldn't make sense to stop a flight with zero competition and a healthy passenger load.

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Re: PIA Holding Talks With US Authorities to Start Non-Stop Flights to New York

Post by baberblues » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:16 am

With what Trump has recently been slating about Pakistan, will that become a spanner in the works for PAK-US direct flights?