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Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to resume direct flight operations to the United States

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  1. The Eagle

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    US authorities respond over PIA request for direct flight to America
    15 Mar, 2019

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    KARACHI - American authorities on Thursday green- lightened Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for the direct flight operations to the United States.*

    The development follows, after a meeting of the Consul General of the United States of America JoAnne Wagner on Wednesday with the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) CEO Arshad Malik, here at the PIA headquarters.


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    Mr Malik had requested the US dignitary to open direct flights to New York, Chicago and Houston.

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    Sources privy to the development said, the PIA has started its preparations for the direct flight operations to the US.

    The national flag carrier had shut its direct flight operations to the US owing to financial losses of the organization.

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    JoAnne Wagner had assured to contact the relevant authorities for direct flights to certain US cities from Pakistan.

    She said: “We are eager to improve ties between the US and Pakistan.” She was of the view that both the countries must improve trade ties, as there was much room for furthering relations.

    British Airways is all set to re-start its London-Islamabad flight operation route from June 2 this year, spokesman of British Airways said.
     
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  2. zulu

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    Sir ji yeh hu ki riya hai.itna piyaar tu kabhi Obama ko hum py nahi aayaa yeh namonay Trump ko hum py :undecided:
     
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    Death to Air Blue.
     
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    republicans have always been kinder to us, imo
     
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    kash life itni simple hoti cold war era ki tarah but its ok i hope provide PIA some good revenue
     
  6. Ghareeb_Da_Baal

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    This part is fake news as Yindia has isolated pakistan .This is like the 5th time they ve successfully done that.
     
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    Shahid Haqan Abbasi had closed routes and instead had either sold them or put his own airline on these. No wonder PIA was made such a mess in their tenure. Another investigation on how Abbasi destroyed PIA should also be made by NAB along with LNG scandal.
     
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  8. Pak_Sher

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    Great news. Trade, commerce, communication and travel/people to people contact should be increased with US.
     
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    PIA was penalised for not attending to dead bodies which are a priority cargo. In fact even on the last flight the crew members chose to take their own stuff and left a dead body at the airport.
     
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    That would be because of cronyism. PIA should be restructured so that all employees are considered contractors rather than government employees. Every person who joins PIA/CAA thinks it his goddamn right to milk the shit out of it and then go on to complain about how the government has destroyed it while enjoying all the perks it gives.
     
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    This has nothing to do with Obama or Trump, PIA stopped flights to US because of their financial problem not that US govt stopped it, now if they want to restart it then they can after due process.