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US bans PIA flights over pilot concerns

US transportation dept revokes permission for PIA to conduct charter flights to the United States, citing Federal Aviation Administration concerns over Pakistani pilot certifications

Indonesia’s Lion Air intends to start flights from Pakistan, envoy says

Indonesian airline Lion Air intends to start flights from Pakistan and negotiations with aviation officials in this regard were already underway, said...

End of the runway for 747 jumbo as Boeing placed final part orders

SEATTLE: Boeing Co and suppliers set the final number of parts it would need for the 747 jumbo jet program at least...

PIA downgraded to one-star airline on fake licence issue

LONDON: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been downgraded to a one-star from six-star airline by AirlineRatings.com after the recent revelation of 150...
Boeing 777X

Boeing communications chief resigns over decades-old article on women in combat

SEATTLE: Boeing Co’s communications chief Niel Golightly abruptly resigned on Thursday, following an employee’s complaint over an article the former US military...

‘Askari Airline not to take off anytime soon’

Official says the airline won't be able to commence operations this year as it currently lacks the required infrastructure
IATA

Pakistan pilot licence irregularities are ‘serious lapse’: IATA

PARIS: Irregularities found in pilot licences at Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) represent a “serious lapse” in safety controls, global airlines body International...

Government authorises flight operations from June 20

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Pakistan has authorised international flight operations to and from all international airports of Pakistan, except Gwadar and Turbat...

Emirates to begin flights from Sialkot on June 24

ISLAMABAD: The Dubai-based airline Emirates, on Thursday, announced that it will be flying scheduled flights for travellers from Sialkot from June 24.  In...

Aviation sector to receive Rs1.32bn under PSDP 2020-21

Rs110m allocated for installation of weather surveillance radars in Karachi and Multan; Rs519m to be spent on Gwadar Int'l Airport 
Global airlines

Global airlines’ estimated virus losses rise to $314bn: IATA

PARIS/LONDON: Estimated global airline losses from the coronavirus pandemic have climbed to $314 billion, 25 per cent more than previously forecast, owing...

PIA to send employees on paid leave to curtail unnecessary costs

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airline (PIA) on Sunday decided to send employees on paid leaves on a rotation basis in order to curtail...
Airlines

Grounded planes insured for more than $160bn: report

LONDON: Aeroplanes with a total insured value of more than $160 billion are grounded around the world, presenting risks for insurers, a...
British Airways

Covid-19: British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff

British Airways is expected to announce it will suspend around 36,000 staff. The airline, which grounded much of its fleet due to the...

Suspension of flight operation leaves PIA in financial distress

The suspension of flight operations across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak has virtually pushed the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) towards severe...