Pakistan International Airlines

  • Out of wife's love, Pak man tears up passport January 10, 2013

    Lahore: A Pakistani man tore up his passport in a bid to get off an Italybound flight after getting a phone call from his distressed wife who was upset about his decision to go abroad, officials said on Thursday. Faisal Ali, a resident of Gujrat district of Punjab province, tore up...
  • US fines Pak Airlines for stranding passengers September 20, 2012

    Washington: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been slapped with a fine of USD 150,000 by US authorities for keeping passengers aboard a plane during an extended ground delay last year. This is the first fine for an international flight in violation of the new consumer protection rule of the Department...
  • Woman flies back to Pak from France after sleeping August 22, 2012

    Lahore: A Frenchwoman flew from the Pakistani city of Lahore to Paris and back again after sleeping through the stop in the French capital because she had apparently taken sleeping pills, officials said on Wednesday. The woman, identified as Patrice Christine Ahmed, had boarded Pakistan International Airlines flight PIA7333 to Paris...
  • Pak airline sacks its most expensive employee July 11, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said. Deputy managing director Salim Sayani, who was appointed in 2009, was drawing $50,000 a month, reported Dawn. "On the directives of the National Assembly Standing...
  • Gilani's son clashes with crew on flight: Report May 18, 2012

    Islamabad: A brawl occurred between Pakistan International Airlines crew members and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's son Ali Musa on a flight from Lahore to Karachi, according to a media report on Friday. According to The Express Tribune, Ali Musa, a parliamentarian, insisted that his guard, who had an economy class...
  • PIA flight full, so two get seats in loo instead February 15, 2012

    Islamabad: The plane was full but the toilet wasn't. So, throwing all rules and caution to the wind, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) captain blithely decided to accommodate two passengers in the toilet of the LahoreKarachi flight instead. The incident took place on a flight from Lahore to Karachi due to...
  • Pak planes cleared for flying after bomb threat September 8, 2011

    Karachi: The two of planes of Pakistan International Airlines, which received bomb threats while flying and were grounded at Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur, have been cleared to resume their flights. PIA aircraft were given clearance after authorities at the two airports conducted thorough search, a PIA official said. The...