4,345 PIA flights delayed in 3 months


The National Assembly was informed on Friday that during the last three months, 38 percent of PIA flights were delayed. The Defence Ministry said that in three months there were 12,184 PIA flights out of which 4,345 were delayed. PIA has been on a downward spiral for the last several months and passengers routinely complain of flight delays which last for several hours. Flight delays are not only experienced on local but international flights as well. Apart from frequent delays, passengers are also suffering due to cancellation of flights and mismanagement of PIA.
Business Development Plan devised: A Business Development Plan of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been conceived to make the national flag carrier commercially and economically viable and to get the organization out of financial crises. The plan has already been furnished to Ministry of Finance for its consideration and examination, Federal Minister for Defence, Syed Naveed Qamar informed the National Assembly here on Friday. In his written reply, he described the financial and organizational reconstructing, Human Resource rationalization, fleet renewal plan and cost cutting measures as the salient features of the plan. Appreciating the recently appointed chairman, he said, the new chairman immediately took various steps to cut down unnecessary organizational expenses. The key objective of the plan is to stop bleeding through.


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