PIA orders inquiry into alleged misbehaviour of PIA staff at Paris hotel

Chairman and CEO PIA take notice of the incident, say severe action will be taken against those found guilty


News Desk October 20, 2016
Chairman and CEO PIA take notice of the incident, say severe action would be taken against those found guilty. PHOTO: FAISAL MOIN/EXPRESS

Pakistan International Airlines on Thursday ordered an inquiry into an incident of alleged misbehaviour of its staff with passengers in Paris.

According to media reports, eight drunken staff members of the national carrier misbehaved with some passengers in a Paris hotel.



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Following the incident, PIA spokesperson issued a statement which read, "Reference media queries regarding alleged misbehaviour of PIA staff in a Paris hotel, Chairman and CEO PIA have taken strict notice of the matter and ordered inquiry into the incident."

The statement added that severe action would be taken against those found guilty.

In May, PIA workers refused to provide protocol duty at Jeddah airport after a senior lawyer travelling back home misbehaved with an airline staff and hurled abuse at him, it was learnt on Friday.

A letter written by the national air carrier’s station manager in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah catalogued the incident in detail.

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Muhammad Ali Khandwala, PIA’s station manager, also filed a complaint about an incident involving senior Supreme Court lawyer Akram Sheikh.

Sheikh allegedly misbehaved with one of the workers there and publicly hurled abuse at him. A copy of the letter was obtained by The Express Tribune. “As per practice, Khurram, the coordinator, was called from home and was deputed for protocol of Akram Sheikh. As usual, Khurram called Akram Sheikh and coordinated [with him] regarding his arrival time and … reached the airport well before time to receive him,” the station manager recalled.

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COMMENTS (3)

vivek | 4 years ago | Reply They don't get good drink at home,so when they got a chance they get drunk.Now who are the staff both male and females.Normally a big aircraft will be having 10 crew members and here they are 8 so what about other two,must been Pilots who will get different accommodation,so they escaped.
Kashif | 4 years ago | Reply I'd understand if they misbehaved with the passengers on the flight but can they be passengers at the hotel? Hotel guests should be the right terminology. Confusing reporting on two topics.
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