Karachi, March 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): PIA has started with restoration of its normal flight schedule from Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta stations after remaining suspended for four days. PIA has restored its flight operation initially from four cities that are Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta. Federal Minister for Aviation and Privatization, Mr. Muhammad Mian Soomro said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has instructed to facilitate the stranded passengers on priority especially, those who are stuck in Saudi Arabia and Gulf as they may be facing shortage of funds and expiry of their visas.
President and CEO PIA, Air Marshal Arshad Malik is monitoring the restoration of operation and has directed all PIA officers and staff on PIA’s entire network to complete the restoration job at the earliest. During the last four days more than four hundred flights and 25,000 passengers have been affected. PIA’s staff deputed at stations are working day and night to facilitate the passengers.
More than 8,000 passengers have been transported to their destination since restoration of the flight operations. PIA staff of Passenger Service, Ticketing and Reservations, Engineering, Flight Service and Flight Operations are doing all possible efforts to make it a success. PIA also provided surface transportation to passengers from Karachi to Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, and Islamabad during the closure of air space. PIA’s staff at foreign stations are also putting in all out efforts for the convenience of passengers.
President and CEO PIA, Arshad Malik said that In Sha Allah very soon the situation will come to normal however, complete restoration will come when flight operation from whole country begins. However, PIA flights to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Beijing remain temporarily suspended. He said we are working as one team and beyond the call of duty in this hour of need and assure the government that every possible effort will be carried out to clear the backlog within shortest possible span of time. He also appreciated the passengers for their cooperation in the interest of nation and country.
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