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Pakistan International Airlines


Pak plane 'jolted' thrice before crash: Survivor

May 23, 2020 7:55 pm

The two survivors of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Airbus A-320 aircraft which crashed into a residential area in Karachi on Friday have received treatment for their injuries and are said to be out of danger.

PIA's crashed plane last checked 2 months ago, returned from Muscat day before

May 23, 2020 5:13 pm

Ninety-seven people, including nine children, were killed and two passengers miraculously survived the fiery crash when the PIA flight PK-8303 with 99 travellers on board plunged into a densely populated residential area near Karachi airport.

Pakistan International Airlines operates 46 flights without passengers: Audit report

September 21, 2019 7:23 pm

The figures were revealed in an audit report which stated that the airline suffered huge financial losses by operating 46 empty flights from Islamabad, the Geo TV reported.

Jeddah-bound Pakistan flight makes emergency landing after it catches fire

September 15, 2019 5:18 pm

The Jeddah-bound flight PK-759 was forced to make an emergency landing back to Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore after one of its engines caught fire during takeoff.

PIA plane skids off runway in Pakistan's Gilgit airport; passengers safe

July 20, 2019 8:46 pm

There were 48 passengers onboard the aircraft, which was en route from Islamabad to Gilgit in the Gilgit-Baltistan region.

Lose weight or face the axe: Pakistan International Airlines tells 'obese' cabin crew

January 08, 2019 7:45 am

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.

Five PIA pilots have not even passed matric: Pakistan aviation authority

December 30, 2018 3:33 pm

At least 50 Pakistan International Airlines employees have been suspended for not furnishing their documents, the three-judge bench of the apex court was told.

Brawl between pilot, cabin crew delays PIA flight to London

September 16, 2018 4:08 pm

The pilot alleged that in the past the steward was involved in incidents of smuggling during flight duty bringing bad name to the airline.

Restless PIA pilot violates safety rules, operates without adequate rest

July 14, 2017 8:54 pm

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.

Pakistan govt mulls shutting down PIA; forms committee

May 19, 2017 8:13 pm

Abbasi laid three options before the committee: let it run the way it runs, operate in loss; declare it bankrupt and shut it down; or, restructure it.