In the latest development of the ongoing Pakistani pilot scandal, an internal audit from within Pakistan International Airlines has found the airline’s pilots to be overpaid and underworked, in light of exceptionally low productivity, and exorbitant overspending on luxurious hotels. The report, compiled in collaboration with PIA and the Pakistan’s Civil Aviation Authority, stated that
Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) revealed that it has sacked 63 of its employees following a spate of safety scandals. On 22 May, an Airbus A320 operating PIA flight 8303 crashed on its way from Lahore to Karachi, killing all 97 passengers onboard. The incident sparked a subsequent investigation, which revealed 260 of 860 pilots active
Turkish Airlines has reportedly now approved a codeshare agreement with Pakistan International Airlines, following the banning of PIA operations in the UK and the European Union. Under the new agreement, Pakistani passengers will be able to travel onboard Turkish Airlines operated aircraft from Istanbul to London and Birmingham in the UK, as well as Milan,
The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has finally addressed reports that over a third of all Pakistani pilots are holders of fraudulent licences, and confirmed the suspension of 34 pilots whose licences could not be verified. The PCAA, the national body responsible for the provision of pilot licences within Pakistan, also stated that all commercial
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has announced that it will be suspending Pakistan International Airlines’ authorisation to fly into EU member states, citing “safety management” concerns.