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  • SC directs PIA to lower Islamabad-GB airfare

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday while hearing a suo motu case on Pakistan International Airlines' (PIA) high airfare to Gilgit-Baltistan (GB), directed the national flag carrier to lower its rates to the tourist destination...

    They noted that PIA had a monopoly over the route and was charging more than a one-way flight from Islamabad to Karachi and were afraid that the fare hike would adversely impact tourism in GB...

  • Airblue, Shaheen Air to fly affected PIA passengers

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has reached an agreement with local private carriers, Airblue and Shaheen Air, to fly PIA passengers with confirmed tickets as the national flag carrier's flight operations remain suspended against the government's proposed plan to privatise the organisation...

    The service however, will facilitate passengers booked to travel to Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Dubai, Muscat, Jeddah and...

  • Airblue, Shaheen 'turn down' PIA tickets, passengers in limbo

    KARACHI: Confusion persists about arrangements made by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to accommodate passengers affected by a country-wide strike as private carriers Airblue and Shaheen Airlines declined to accept passengers holding PIA tickets...

    With over 350 flights cancelled since the strike against the government's proposed plan to privatise the national airline commenced, the PIA management announced on Thursday an...

  • SC orders Airblue to pay compensation for air crash victims

    KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday expressed dismay over Airblue’s failure to pay compensation for victims of the 2010 air crash and directed the airline to deposit the compensation amount in the court on Sunday...

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar chided acting managing director of Airblue Junaid Khan when he said compensation for most of the victims had been paid, but was unable to provide exact figures and conceded...

  • Dubai-bound PIA flight lands in Karachi, narcotics recovered

    KARACHI: Narcotics were discovered on a Dubai-bound Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft on Wednesday after the aircraft was instructed to land at Jinnah International Airport...

    According to Customs officials, they had received prior information regarding the attempt to smuggle the narcotics aboard PIA flight PK-221...

  • Dubai airport shuts down after Emirates Airline flight crash lands

    DUBAI: An Emirates plane with 300 people on board crash-landed and caught fire in Dubai on Wednesday, shutting down the busy airport, but the authorities said all the passengers were evacuated safely...

    “An Emirates plane coming from India has been involved in an accident on landing at Dubai International,” the government's Dubai Media Office said on its Twitter account...

  • MNAs Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir offloaded from Dubai-bound flight at Peshawar airport

    The Members of National Assembly (MNA) from North Waziristan, Mohsin Dawar and Ali Wazir, were offloaded from a Dubai-bound flight on Peshawar airport by security officials on Friday, DawnNewsTV reported...

    Dawar told DawnNewsTV that they were travelling to Dubai to participate in a Pakhtun cultural event, but were offloaded from the aircraft of a private airline before departure by the Federal Investigations Agency (FIA) officials......

  • The failed escape: Sheikha Latifa's doomed flight from Dubai

    Three years ago, in secluded corners of a sprawling mall in Dubai, Sheikha Latifa, the daughter of the emirate's ruler, plotted with close friend Tiina Jauhiainen to escape her father's clutches...

    Their eventual plan was like a plot from a movie: Latifa disguised her appearance as the pair fled Dubai by car to the coast, took a dinghy and rode jet skis to a waiting boat which was to take the princess and her companion to freedom... ...

  • Special Emirates flight brings back 251 Pakistanis from Dubai

    RAWALPINDI: After the government allowed Emirates to operate a special flight from Dubai to Islamabad, a special flight of the airline carrying 251 stranded Pakistanis arrived at Islamabad International Airport on Thursday...

    A senior official of the Aviation Division said that Emirates had been granted permission to operate one Dubai-Islamabad flight to repatriate stranded Pakistanis...

  • Flight operations disrupted as dust storm hits Karachi

    KARACHI: A massive dust storm hit Karachi on Wednesday, bringing down the visibility level to as low as 50 metres, causing suspension of flight operations at the airport and disruption in power supply to many parts of the metropolis...

    Also read: Dust storm envelops Karachi, reduces visibilityWhen contacted, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority told Dawn that flight operations at Karachi airport were briefly suspended...

  • Passengers faint aboard Karachi-bound Saudi flight

    KARACHI: A Karachi-bound flight from Madina put passengers at risk when it took off with a faulty air-conditioning system over the weekend, delaying their arrival by more than three hours...

    The Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV-706 was scheduled to arrive in Karachi in the afternoon on Saturday bringing home Haj pilgrims but was unable to do so on time due to unknown reasons...

  • Workers in Karachi allow one PIA flight for pilgrims

    KARACHI/RAWAL­PINDI: While the PIA authorities have managed to partially resume flight operations, the protesting workers said on Monday they were united and would not join duty till the government called off its plan to privatise the airline...

    But keeping in view the difficulties being faced by over 200 Umrah pilgrims who had been stranded in a hotel in Karachi for several days, the employees allowed the management to operate one...

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