Pakistan International Airlines

PIA sets new rules for crew: passports held, mobility restricted

Pakistan International Airlines is set to implement new strict rules for cabin crew members during the international layovers....


PIA Boeing 777 impounded in Malaysia over lease dispute

As it was about to take off for Islamabad, a Boeing 777 of Pakistan International Airlines was seized by Malaysian authorities over a dispute with lessor AerCap...


EU extends Pakistan International Airlines ban

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended a ban on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for 90 days. ...


PIA clears 110 pilots after fake license scandal

Pakistan’s national flag-carrier PIA representative informed the country’s Supreme Court that the airline had confirmed the validity of 110 pilots’ licenses out of 141....


Pakistan International Airlines disappears from EU ban list

PIA was removed from the list of banned airlines in the EU territory. However, the airline did not receive permission to restart its operations....


Prior maintenance shortfalls blamed for PIA flight 661 crash

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight 661 was supposed to be the final leg of a six-flight trip for the airline's ATR42. Yet it turned fatal due to lapses in the past, claiming 47 lives....


Pakistani airlines soon to be limited to domestic routes?

After failing to meet Pilot licensing standards, Pakistan’s airlines are likely to be banned from flying to 188 countries in the world....


Will Pakistan International Airlines survive its troubles?

The troubled Pakistan International Airlines has a lot of ground to cover in terms of its recovery, including a very damaged reputation in the backdrop of the current crisis....


Pakistan clears 180 suspected pilots, opens over 50 probes

Of 262 pilots suspected of having fake licenses, 180 were qualified to fly by the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), while 82 were deemed as “involved in minor misconduct” in their exams. Criminal investigations into 50 of them and at least 5 officials are opened....


Pakistan International Airlines fires 28 pilots with fake license

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) laid off 60 pilots, of which 28 were sacked for holding fake licenses. The decision follows the recent investigation of the local regulator that found 40% of Pakistani pilots to hold dubious degrees....