PIA flight operations partially restored

Published: February 7, 2016
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Two flights of national airline carrying 725 Umra pilgrims from Jeddah have reached Islamabad airport. PHOTO: REUTERS

Two flights of national airline carrying 725 Umra pilgrims from Jeddah have reached Islamabad airport. PHOTO: REUTERS

LAHORE: After five days of stalled operations, eight flights of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) took off and reached their destinations on Sunday.

According to Radio Pakistan, two flights of the national airline carrying 725 Umrah pilgrims from Jeddah reached Islamabad airport, while two other flights left for Jeddah and Dubai.

Flight operations between Gilgit and Islamabad also resumed on Sunday.

16 PIA flights cancelled on Friday

PIA spokesperson Daniyal Gilani assured the employees of security, saying the number of operational flights will gradually increase.

Meanwhile, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid congratulated the workers who had started performing their duties.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Pakistani
    Feb 8, 2016 - 12:00AM

    lets not bow down to these goans. Enough is enough, if we have to suffer loss, then let it be at one time. Just shut down the PIA. we tax payers can’t put our money on this third class airlines and its pathetic staff any more.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Feb 8, 2016 - 1:35AM

    Even if PIA resumes all its services it means that the solution has been delayed and the damage will intensify making the final settlement more attractive for the buyers and the burden heavier for the Pakistani people…….and the PML-N will play politics and blame the opposition. Recommend

  • Sodomite
    Feb 8, 2016 - 4:49AM

    The Govt will induce workers and PALPA to break ranks. But these workers will not be rewarded by 20,000 of their colleagues.Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Feb 8, 2016 - 5:06AM

    More likely pressure from Saudi authorities and non-PIA pilots…Recommend

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