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  1. Shahzaz ud din

    Shahzaz ud din SENIOR MEMBER

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    PIA hires European planes, foreign pilots to restore UK operation.

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    KARACHI:Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) on Thursday announced plans to partially restore flight operations for the United Kingdom (UK).

    The PIA flights will be partially restored from August 14 and passengers would be able to travel via direct flights to London, Manchester, and Birmingham.

    According to details, the national flag carrier has hired planes from European companies along with foreign pilots to facilitate the passengers.

    The decision was taken after fares for UK flights from private airlines saw an unprecedented hike in the wake of the ban on national flag carrier’s flight operation. The fares are likely to return to normal after the resumption of PIA flight operations.
    A spokesman for the national flag-carrier said that the flight schedule for the UK flights would be announced soon after Eid-ul-Azha.

    The announcement of the PIA came soon after British Airways on Thursday announced to resume flight operations for Pakistan.

    Direct flights will be operated between Islamabad and Heathrow Airport London three times a week, with the first British Airways flight landing in the country on August 14 amid extra precautionary measures for the safety of its crew and passengers.
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  2. Musings

    Musings FULL MEMBER

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    PIA really need to get their act together. It needs to drop people that are simply taking a wage and bleeding the airline.
    This is an exceptionally profitable business if it’s run by professionals - people will pay more if they get the service. Let’s see how they perform now
     
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    We need a serious head count slash, in the U.S. we have a budget airlines called Spirit Air Lines it has a fleet size of 154 with 8,900 employees flying 77 destinations. Head count of 57 personal for every plane.

    PIA on the other hand has fleet size of 30 with 14,000 employees flying 56 destinations. Head count of 466 personal for every plane.

    This business needs a complete shut down, and revamped from the ground up and sold to private investor group who can better manage this business. PIA should have at the most 3,000 employees compared to its fleet size. Back in 2004 it's head count was as high as 20,000.
     
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