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PIA, Turkish Air to expand codeshare agreement
CEO Arhsad Malik meets Turkish counterpart during visit to Istanbul


Waqas AhmedOctober 27, 2020

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CEO PIA Air Marshal Arshad Malik meets Chairman TurkishAirlines İlker Aycı and CEO Bilal Ekşi in Istanbul. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Official_PIA
ISLAMABAD:
The national flag carrier – the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) – and the Turkish Airlines have agreed to further expand their codeshare agreement as PIA seeks to resume flight operation to the European Union (EU) through alternative means.
PIA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Air Marshal Arshad Malik undertook a one-day visit to Turkey and met Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi and chairman İlker Aycı. During the meetings, the two sides agreed to further expand their codeshare agreement.
The Turkish Airlines also requested the PIA CEO to strike a cargo sharing deal. Malik also visited the new Istanbul Airport and held discussion with its administrations. Malik was greeted at the airport with welcoming messages displayed with the flags of both the brotherly nations at huge screens.
A codeshare agreement is a business arrangement, common in the aviation industry, in which two or more airlines publish and market the same flight under their own airline designator and flight number as part of their published timetable or schedule.
Typically, a flight is operated by one airline, technically called an administrating carrier, while seats are sold for the flight by all cooperating airlines using their own designator and flight number.
Most of the major airlines today have codeshare partnerships with other airlines, and code sharing is a key feature of the major airline alliances. Typically, codeshare agreements are also part of the commercial agreements between airlines in the same airline alliances.
PIA flights were suspended in the EU and later the US after the country’s aviation minister – Ghulam Sarwar Khan – revealed in June this year that hundreds of Pakistani pilots had allegedly dubious licenses.
He had made the revelation while presenting a report on a PIA plane crash that took place on May 22 in Karachi and resulted in the death of 97 people including all crew members.
 

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CatSultan

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PIA killed Junaid Jamshed and many other people because of their incompetence. I wish the government would get it Disbanded or Purged. If it was up to me, I would hang all their leaders.
 

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I hope PIA learns from Turkish Arilines. Its one of the biggest in the world and one of the best. I hope we see one day PIA with a big network and run on professional lines like Turkish Airlines.
 

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PIA should have taken up the offer of being bought by Turkish a few years back. Yes, PIA would essentially become a feeder for Turkish but at least it would have gotten an injection of capital and a fresh start.
 

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yeah did a great job become 1 star airline great achievement.
He came and sent some ghost workers home...

for that he was sent home by court for 3 months I think or an year not sure..

When he came back he sent politically hired corrupt workers home... some 1100... he got pilots with fake licenses kicked out aswell...

This is what we needed... PIA was a great airline and will be if discipline and honesty is there
 

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