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PIA downgraded to one-star airline

LONDON: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been downgraded to a one-star airline, the lowest rating out of a total of seven stars, by AirlineRatings.com.It is one of the top airline rating websites. The rating comes after the airline was suspected to be harboring 262 pilots with fake licenses.

Recently, the European Union banned PIA operations in the bloc for six-months. This reduced it to a one-star airline from a a three-star one. AirlineRatings.com has stripped PIA of its three-stars for the IATA Operational Safety Audit and one-star for the ICAO country audit.

The editor-in-chief of the website, Geoffrey Thomas, said, “Clearly there needs to be an investigation into possible bribery and falsifying related to the pilot licenses.” “This is deeply disturbing as the IOSA audit and ICAO country audit should pick this up,” Thomas said.

In a statement, IATA said they are following reports from Pakistan about fakepilot licenses, calling them “concerning” and “a serious lapse in licensing and safety oversight by the aviation regulator”. “We are trying to obtain more information on the matter,” the statement read.

After Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan announced last week that 262 out of 860 PIA pilots are suspected to have fake licenses, 150 pilots were sacked. The airline is under fire in the aftermath of its plane, A320, crash that killed 98 people in May in Karachi.

Experts say PIA is bankrupt. According to a recent report by Bloomberg, the national flag carrier is likely to be the first airline to default because of a global demand slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

A ratings downgrade to the lowest safety standards could further dent PIA’s business because customers will avoid travelling through it while other countries may close their airports for Pakistan’s national carrier.

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/681431-pia-downgraded-to-one-star-airline
 

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No use of even privatising the airlines.
Overhaul it compleletly and start with a new airlines with 50% private.
Earning the trust of the customers will be an uphill task though.
 

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I remember as a child my parents telling me how amazing PIA was. My father refused to travel to Pakistan with another airline, he couldn't justify giving money to anyone else. I followed in his footsteps till the time they left me stranded at Manchester for 33 hrs. Seatbelt didn't work and the AC knob was missing, it was just a hole. I hope and wish that PIA would regain it's glory days.
 

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No use of even privatising the airlines.
Overhaul it compleletly and start with a new airlines with 50% private.
Earning the trust of the customers will be an uphill task though.
Just closing down the airline won't magically make the debt go away though. Someone has to pay it.

PIA debt, PSM debt, PR debt, IPP circular debt, chor tabbar jati umra and bilawal house renovation debt..... where will GoP bring money to finance all these debts? Opar se awaam kanjar, tax dehnay mein jaan jati hai leken chachu signal pe rookayga tu foran 1000-2000 pakra deingaye.
 

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Just closing down the airline won't magically make the debt go away though. Someone has to pay it.

PIA debt, PSM debt, PR debt, IPP circular debt, chor tabbar jati umra and bilawal house renovation debt..... where will GoP bring money to finance all these debts? Opar se awaam kanjar, tax dehnay mein jaan jati hai leken chachu signal pe rookayga tu foran 1000-2000 pakra deingaye.
I don't pay tax because Pakistan failed every time whenever I needed it. From public school education to robbery to Government hospital experience. It is best to get out from Pakistan.
 

Syed1.

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I don't pay tax because Pakistan failed every time whenever I needed it. From public school education to robbery to Government hospital experience. It is best to get out from Pakistan.
That's because you lot were paying tax one day and next day going and voting for Sharifs/Bhuttos or distributing mithai when a military dictator took over. Pakistanis are 100% to blame for the state Pakistan current is in.
 

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good to criticize our rating and we accept for our improvement. We are a strong nation to improve ourselves, this type of challenge is not a big deal for us. Improve our quality with the lowest fares, we will catch up on our rating.
 

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So now we have joined the ranks of North Korea's Air Koryo as the only other 1-Star Airline. Brilliant.

Oh well, we'll only hold that rank for a few months and be back on track (eventually).
 

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