Dubai airport issues warning to PIA

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    LAHORE: The Dubai International Airport authorities have issued back to back warnings to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over its failure to adhere to time slot allocated to it and the practice of changing aircraft without intimation.

    The airport authorities told the PIA in a letter that it was not observing the time slot. “It has failed to follow the correct procedure to update slots. This is deemed as misuse of the slots. We are adopting zero tolerance to such misuse,” it said.

    Saudi Arabia warns PIA of halting flights over unpaid dues

    The authorities said the letter should be considered a second warning. “If any further violation of this nature occurs, a fine may be imposed on the PIA.”

    A source in the PIA said that delay in its flights often caused problems with regard to observing the time. “This issue is not only related to Dubai but also to several European airports. Jeddah airport is another place where time slot issue crops up every now and then,” he said.

    The national-flag carrier was facing the problem primarily because of shortage of planes, he said. “Unless the PIA gets more planes, this issue will not be solved.”

    Before issuing the warning on the time slot misuse, the Dubai airport authorities have warned the PIA to inform it before any change of aircraft scheduled to land there.

    “On several occasions, the PIA did not bother to inform the airport authorities about the change of aircraft,” the source said. He attributed this to lack of proper communication among different departments of the PIA.

    PIA spokesperson Mashhood Tajwar told Dawn that a reply had been sent to the Dubai airport authorities and claimed that both issues had been resolved.

    Meanwhile, the PIA has started operating its 30 flights to Dubai after completion of extension of its airport. The PIA had been diverting most of its Dubai-bound flights to Sharjah over the past two months because of extension work of the airport.

    Published in Dawn, July 23rd , 2014

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    Saudi Arabia warns PIA of halting flights over unpaid dues

    ISLAMABAD: Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA) warned the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) of halting all flights in case unpaid dues were not cleared by the national airliner by April 17, DawnNews reported.

    Sources said Saudi Arabia's civil aviation authority has issued several notices to the PIA in the past as well but this appears to be the final warning.

    In case the dues are not paid by April 17, provision of parking and other facilities to the national flag carrier could be suspended, sources further said.

    The PIA is in a restructuring phase after the government announced in September last year that 26 per cent of its shares would be privatised. Disinvestment of the airline, the government believes, is the only way of saving it from total extinction.

    The company is losing Rs87m every day which is equivalent to $305 million a year and its accumulated losses have spiked to Rs180bn.

    The government has already injected Rs11.75bn as equity this year and plans to invest another Rs4.25bn to keep it flying.

    One-third of its present fleet of 34 planes remains grounded because of overage or want of repairs.

    Saudi Arabia warns PIA of halting flights over unpaid dues - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
     
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    4 airlines refuse to lease aircraft to PIA

    LAHORE: Four foreign airlines have refused to give aircraft to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on ‘wet lease’ because of security reasons.

    The airlines of Eastern Europe and Central Asia had shown interest in providing four aircraft to the PIA when it floated a tender in early June. But after the attack on Karachi airport and firing at a PIA plane in Peshawar, they have withdrawn the offer.

    Under the wet lease agreement, an airline provides aircraft, pilots and cabin crew and maintenance and insurance, while under the dry lease the airline provides only aircraft.

    A source in the PIA told Dawn that the foreign airlines had offered to provide 180-seater A320 and 737 aircraft to PIA, but now they expressed their inability to do so citing security issues. He said the national flag-carrier was also facing problems in acquiring planes on dry lease.

    4 airlines refuse to lease aircraft to PIA - Pakistan - DAWN.COM
     
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    how will our pakistani beothers fly now to gulf and europe ???

    after all apni airline apni hoti ha, direct flight ka maza apna hota ha
     

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