EASA Suspends PIA Europe Flights for Six Months

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Only remedy is to get into wider agreement with Turkish to cover Europe and North American flights, and get the house in order first.
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ammad wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:36 am
Only remedy is to get into wider agreement with Turkish to cover Europe and North American flights, and get the house in order first.
I would never fly PIA again after all this licence fiasco, coupled up with the obvious poor level of pilots they have.

If you suggest that passengers fly by Turkish Airlines to Turkey , they may as well fly Turkish Airlines all the way to Pakistan......why take the risk with PIA? Turkish Airlines much better than PIA.

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UAE's GCAA has also started an investigation in Pakistani pilots and aircraft engineers:


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ammad wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:41 am
It is tough time but PIA can emerge from this Crisis.

Minus UK, Europe market is already lost by PIA. Only thing to worry about is the loss of revenue from UK market.

To control the damage. PIA should work with extensive agreement with Turkish, ask them to lift all European passengers from Europe to Istanbul and funnel them to Pakistan via TK and PK.

This will be survival mode for PIA for next six months. Meanwhile they should work on fixing license issues.
Thats a really good strategy but I doubt someone will think about it, maybe PIA won’t even need that what if the ban is lifted after the appeal in 1-2 months?

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PIA Boeing 777-300ER (registration AP-BID) is performing flight PK785 from Islamabad to London today.

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t_kaay wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:05 am
ammad wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:36 am
Only remedy is to get into wider agreement with Turkish to cover Europe and North American flights, and get the house in order first.
I would never fly PIA again after all this licence fiasco, coupled up with the obvious poor level of pilots they have.

If you suggest that passengers fly by Turkish Airlines to Turkey , they may as well fly Turkish Airlines all the way to Pakistan......why take the risk with PIA? Turkish Airlines much better than PIA.
I wrote with the perspective of damage control. Off course much of the business will be lost, but still they will be able to crawl with some revenue.
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In this crisis PIA should terminate the job of all of the Pilots with doubtful credentials immediately, thus allowing only to remain on job only that have valid license to fly the aircraft.

This way, ban could be averted.

Meanwhile, they can sort out issues with all of doubtful credentials, who ever found with minor issues should be inducted/hire back with PIA and can resume same seniority.
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Travel agent in uk informed just now european travel ban does not inc uk?

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PIA Boeing 777-300ER (registration AP-BMS) is performing flight PK719 from Lahore to Milan today.

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UK Civil Aviation Authority Update on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)

1 July, 2020


Following the decision on 30 June 2020, by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to suspend permission for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate services to the European Union, PIA flights from Birmingham, London Heathrow and Manchester airports are suspended with immediate effect.

The UK Civil Aviation Authority is required under law to withdraw PIA's permit to operate to the UK pending EASA's restoration of their approval that it meets international air safety standards.

We are reviewing a request by EASA to allow a small number of repatriation flights operated by PIA to commence over the coming days. These will only be approved should EASA be assured by the safety cases of these flights and that the flight crew operating the aircraft have the correct documentation.

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Today, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi telephoned European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell to express concerns over suspension of PIA flights in European airspace by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

Qureshi informed Borrell that Pakistan government is taking steps to ensure highest safety standards in PIA flight operations.

Pakistan Foreign Minister stressed the need for EASA decision review.

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Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Hafeez and Wahab Riaz to take PIA flight to England on July 3

Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Hafeez and five of his team-mates who have returned two successive negative Covid-19 tests to become eligible to join the rest of the Pakistan squad in England will fly out to Manchester on July 3. Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz are the other five, who, along with Hafeez, will fly from Lahore on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

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My flight on 5th july is cancelled how can i change dates dont want a refund

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Tiger90210 wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:28 am
My flight on 5th july is cancelled how can i change dates dont want a refund
Call PIA or whoever you booked with