‘PIA undergoing financial restructuring to deal with Rs450bn debt’

LAHORE: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik said on Thursday that financial restructuring of the nation...

Govt to offer golden handshake to around 3,000 PIA employees

KARACHI: In order to cut PIA's losses by Rs4.2 billion, the government has approved plans to lay off around 3,000 of its...

PIA announces fares, rules as Umrah flights restart

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Tuesday restarted its Umrah flights from different parts of the country to Jeddah and Medina. According to...

PALPA rejects cut in salaries, benefits

KARACHI: Pakistan Airlines Pilots Association (PALPA) on Wednesday rejected the slash in salaries and benefits of privileged employees. The PALPA spokesperson in a statement...

British Airways’ 747 to be turned into cinema

LONDON: One of the last 747 jumbos flown by British Airways has been saved from the scrapyard, and will be converted into...

Cabinet Division notifies appointment of PIA Board of Directors

The Cabinet Division has notified the appointment of the board of directors of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). According to media reports, the...

CAA fines Qatar Airways for violating SOPs

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has reportedly slapped a fine of Rs100,000 on Qatar Airways for violating the set standard operating...

British Airways flight lands in Lahore after 40 years

LAHORE: British Airways has resumed its direct flight operations to and from Lahore as the airline’s first flight touched down at Allama...

PIA cuts 15pc fare for Canada flights

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Wednesday announced a 15pc reduction in fares for its outbound flights to Canada. According to a spokesperson for...

58 ‘wrongly suspended’ pilots cleared to fly

LAHORE: Pakistan Airline Pilots Association (PALPA) said in a statement that as many as 58 pilots who were suspended wrongly earlier have...

US fines Emirates $400,000 for flying over Iranian airspace

WASHINGTON: The US Transportation Department said Thursday it fined Emirates airline $400,000 for operating flights in parts of prohibited Iranian airspace in...

CAA shifts blame to airlines on pilots’ dubious licences issue

KARACHI: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday blamed airline operators for being behind the entire fiasco of pilots’ dubious licences, claiming...

Pegasus to start Pakistan-Turkey flights from tomorrow

KARACHI: Pegasus Airlines, a low-cost Turkish carrier, is set to launch its flight operation to and from Pakistan as the Civil Aviation...

Covid-19: Saudi Arabia lifts ban on flights from Pakistan

KARACHI: Saudi Arabia on Wednesday lifted a ban on international flights coming from Pakistan after the latter's success in controlling the coronavirus...

Positive about flying? Airlines look to Covid tests that give results in minutes

ZURICH/MILAN: European airlines are pinning hopes on pre-flight Covid-19 tests that deliver results as fast as pregnancy tests to help restore passengers’...