RAWALPINDI: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has decided to charge an additional fare for its bulkhead and extra leg-space seats on all international and domestic flights.
According to directives issued by PIA CEO Arshad Malik, passengers travelling to North America would be charged an additional Rs5,000, Rs3,000 would be charged from London and and other European cities and Rs2,000 from passengers flying to Gulf countries.
Meanwhile, domestic travellers will be charged an additional Rs1,000 for the spacious seats.
Bulkhead seats are spacious and comfortable and in the past they were allocated on the basis of ‘favouritism’, a PIA spokesperson told The Express Tribune.
Following the directives of CEO, the special seats would only be available for the revenue passengers, the spokesperson added.
It is pertinent to mention that PIA’s Boeing 777 aircraft contain 40 bulkhead seats while A-320 airplanes have 12 such seats.
Officials said the move is aimed at ending the VIP culture from the national airline and to improve the financial condition of the institute.
On Saturday, the national flag carrier claimed that it had come out of losses at the operational level after quite a long time as its revenues slightly exceeded the operating cost in the quarter ended March 31, 2019.