In a memo distributed to approximately 1,800 cabin crew, PIA said they must trim down or face being grounded, the report said. The airline said it is cracking down on what it terms the "excess weight" of some of its cabin crew.
The sources said that the 24-hour mandatory rest was prescribed by the CAA rules and Air Navigation Order (ANO) before long-haul flights so that the crew could remain fresh during the flight, as an overworked, under-rested and fatigued crew in the cockpit.
Over 40 people, including popular pop singer-turned-Islamic preacher Junaid Jamshed, were reportedly killed as their Islamabad-bound flight crashed in Pakistan’s garrison town of Abbottabad. The Pakistan International Airlines plane PK-661 crashed while en route to Islamabad from Chitral in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. A PIA spokesman confirmed that the pilot of the ill-fated plane had given a […]