PIA hikes UAE fares

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Pakistan International Airline (PIA) has increased fares up to Rs6,000 for two sectors of Middle East – Dubai and Abu Dhabi, a private media house reported on Thursday.

After the revision of fares, a round trip from Lahore to Dubai will cost Rs61,000, while the same for Lahore-Abu Dhabi flight will be Rs61,200.

Sources said that PIA hiked the fares owing to a large influx of people travelling to these two sectors, of which most of the passengers are labourers and Iqama holders.

PIA administration has informed agents about the decision.

In July, the national flag-carrier had announced to give discounts up to 10pc to the passengers travelling from London to Sialkot from September 24 to November 30.

20 COMMENTS

  1. This is a killer policy of PIA. Because the most of poor labours of Pakistan work in these sectors of UAE.. Mostly labour has monthly salary 8 hundreds to thousand Dirhams.And we know how they tightly manage this amount. After sending the money to home and theirs own expenses they don’t have enough money behind. So these peoples safe very low amount of money per month. After two to three years they are able saving money they come to Pakistan. So we strongly condemn this policy of PIA. PIA must give the relief to this sector..

  2. This is a killer policy of PIA. Because the most of poor labours of Pakistan work in these sectors of UAE.. Mostly labour has monthly salary 8 hundreds to thousand Dirhams.And we know how they tightly manage this amount. After sending the money to home and theirs own expenses they don’t have enough money behind. So these peoples save very low amount of money per month. After two to three years they are able to saving money and then come to Pakistan. So we strongly condemn this policy of PIA. PIA must give the relief to this sector..

  3. In pakistan the final sufferers are the poor.increase fares as much you can increase since its a rule in the land of pure that poor pays the price for the inabilitis and inefficiencies and loot and plunder of the ruling elites.
    Thank you.

  4. Airline industry is a competetive industry. PIA is going the other way. If u make flights cheaper you will have high volume of passangers and u can gain from that.

    • PIA should take that decision back because a lot of people are using PIA because that is our national airline if PIA also increases the price then they have also there many pessngers because of high value then they prefer other airline

      • In business demand sets the price. The demand is very high on these routes that’s why PIA is increasing prices. Its a common practise that every airline and every business does. After PIA has to make some money now. It cannot afford to make losses anymore

  5. Why don’t people vote with your feet!! STOP flying on PIA, fly with middle eastern airline that will look after you incase of delays. Also middle eastern aircraft are newer, more reliable and have entertainment.

  6. Beware of the secret behind this decision! They want the passengers to use other airlines, only a fool can bear such expensive flight when abundant cheaper ones are available. They want to shut the operations to declare the flag carrier bankrupt to sell it off. This is the real conspiracy to privatization of PIA.

  7. Shamshad Begum Sahiba
    Nawaz Sharif’s regime days over and he has gone to prison. This is the first time (thirty years of PIA history when looting mar ka bazar garam tha) PIA a Pakistani carrier making a profit
    and you people started crying like a hungry dog. Etihad airline, Emirates,
    Qatar Airline and many more there fares are still more than PIA even after increased.
    If you are paying extra that will go to help to the built Pakistani economy.
    In my opinion, PIA should increase their fares worldwide to keep Pakistani carrier in profit and No 1 in
    world service.

  8. I am supporter of PTI. Under this govt every one in Pakistan especially poor is completely destroyed. Poor labour work on 800 Durham per month and some of them sent to their home and remaining money spend on house rent and food.

  9. Easiest way to make money to maintain and Pay salaries and huge benefits to the army of PIA employees….
    Steal from the poor workers working in the gulf who have no choice and fill in the pockets of the ones who are enjoying.
    This happens when you have selected lot managing the affairs….
    they could not improve anything in over a year so increase the price and show that it is now positive…
    This is a short term and fake solution.

  10. Perhaps the people advocating the use of Middle East Airlines like to see female cabin crew who have to wear skirts and high heels with pantyhose, and not the attractive female cabin crew of PIA, of a Muslim country.
    If you don’t like flying PIA, and don’t want to see it grow with a new fleet, don’t criticize it. If you don’t like flying with PIA stay where you are. Don’t bother coming here.

  11. PIA NEEDS ALL THE SUPPORT IT CAN GET, NOT UN DESERVED CRITICISM. BE PROUD OF PAKISTAN INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES, IT BELONGS TO 190 + MILLION PEOPLE, FROM AJK TO PASNI,AND THARPARKAR .

  12. AIRBLUE AND SERENE AIRLINES WONT FLY TO TURBAT,DALBANDIN, AND OTHER SMALL AIRPORTS OF PAKISTAN. ITS NOT PROFITABLE FOR THEM, PIA DOES, ITS A NATIONAL AIRLINE.

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