PIA reduces night coach fare

Published: January 3, 2012

The reduction in fares is a New Year's present for Pakistanis from PIA, says Captain Junaid Younis.

The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has reduced its night coach charges from Rs6,666 to Rs5,000, excluding tax.

Deputy Managing Director Captain Junaid Younis said that the reduction in fares is a New Year’s present from the national carrier to the people of Pakistan.

The night coach scheme will allow PIA to earn revenue amounting to Rs3 to 4 million, from flights between Lahore and Islamabad.

Younis also said that PIA soon plans to start night coach from Multan as well.

Earlier it was reported that PIA had suffered losses worth Rs100 billion over the past three years.

Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar had also said that the government was reviewing the fleet loans. It was also working on capital financing cost and a plan was being made to reduce the interest rate, he added.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Acorn Guts
    Jan 3, 2012 - 1:47PM

    Good to see the come back of PIA night coaches. Should enable PIA to squeeze some much needed revenue off the few years of service that the 747 fleet has got remaining.

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  • MAHER ALI
    Jan 3, 2012 - 2:33PM

    New Year’s present.. Wah…

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  • fatima
    Jan 3, 2012 - 6:44PM

    what about child’s fare?

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  • Ali Tanoli
    Jan 3, 2012 - 11:25PM

    Compitition is good hahahahhahahahahahah jaye indus air line…

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  • A. Khan
    Jan 4, 2012 - 7:48AM

    Why is government arranging loans for PIA ? Its a commercial enterprise although one owned mainly by government. Let the executives, drawing fat salaries and benefits earn their keep. If they cannot do this, they should be fired. It is a commercial organization not an employment exchange. Same applies to all the sifarshi employees.

    Personally, my feeling is that PIA should have been put to pasture around 20 years ago. Government would have saved hundreds of billions of rupees, which should have been utilized in education, potentially earning many billions indirectly. Private companies could have run airlines much more efficiently. Air Blue is a good example of this.

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  • Shayan
    Jan 5, 2012 - 9:33PM

    @A. Khan: What an impulsive comment! If PIA was really commercial they would stop flying to Gilgit, Chirtal, Gawadar, Panjgur and many other stations.

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