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  • ‘Pakistan Airways’ registered

    KARACHI: A new organisation, Pakistan Airways, has been registered as a ‘premium service subsidiary’ of the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

    Secretary Privatisation Commission Ahmed Nawaz Sukhera last week confirmed the government's intent to move ahead with privatisation of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA)...

  • Work begins in earnest on Pakistan Airways

    ISLAMABAD: While the government is still to get its controversial bill for restructuring the Pakistan Inter­national Airline (PIA) adopted by parliament, it has already started working on setting up a new airline in the public sector...

    The meeting reviewed progress on bringing Pakistan Airways on a par with international airlines...

  • Qatar Airways CEO says laptop ban will send militants elsewhere: Irish Times

    Militants would be able to get around a ban on carrying large electronic items into the cabins of planes bound for the United States by travelling from cities not impacted by the ban, Qatar Airways' chief executive was quoted as saying on Friday...

    Gulf airlines Qatar, Emirates and Etihad Airways have been battling a lobbying campaign in Washington by US carriers that accuse them of receiving unfair subsidies, charges that the Gulf...

  • Saudi Arabia revokes Qatar Airways licence

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday revoked the operating licence of Qatar Airways and ordered the airline's offices to close within 48 hours, state media reported, as a regional diplomatic crisis escalated...

    “The General Authority of Civil Aviation has decided to cancel all licences granted to Qatar Airways and to close all of its offices in the kingdom within 48 hours,” a statement carried by the official SPA news agency said...

  • British Airways cabin crew go on 2-week strike in pay dispute

    Some British Airways cabin crew began a two week strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute, risking further brand damage and travel disruption, although the airline said most passengers would be able to fly...

    We call on British Airways to drop the threats and drop the sanctions and resolve this long-running dispute,” Unite national officer Oliver Richardson said in a statement...

  • Qatar Airways flight from New Zealand to be longest by flying time

    Qatar Airways launched its first service to Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday with the return leg set to be the longest scheduled commercial flight by flying time, according to the airline's website...

    Qatar Airways is using a Boeing 777 on the 14,534 kilometre (9,031 mile) flight, its first service to New Zealand, it said...

  • Qatar Airways to offer free laptops on US flights

    Qatar Airways said on Thursday it will offer free laptops to business class passengers flying to the United States, in an effort to get round an American ban on electronics...

    The computers would be collected by US-bound passengers from their departure gate just before boarding, said Qatar Airways...

  • Qatar Airways to expand Iran flights despite US sanctions

    Qatar Airways announced on Monday it is expanding operations in Iran, despite US sanctions on the Islamic republic and a Gulf diplomatic rift over accusations Doha was too close to Tehran...

    “These latest launches are further evidence of Qatar Airways' commitment to Iran,” said Akbar al-Baker, the airline's group chief executive...

  • British Airways to resume operations with three weekly flights from June 2

    RAWALPINDI: British Airways (BA) will resume flights between London and Islamabad on June 2 after a break of around 11 years, with a three flights per week service on the Boeing 787 Dreamline aircraft...

    The airline has a number of Pakistan and British-Pakistani colleagues who speak Urdu, and there has already been considerable interest from them to work on flights...

  • India to investigate Jet Airways over alleged funds mismanagement

    India has ordered an investigation into alleged mismanagement of funds at Jet Airways, which halted operations in April after running out of cash...

    The order refers to alleged siphoning of funds and unspecified financial irregularities at Jet Airways, which was once India’s largest private airline, but did not include details on the allegations or name any individuals...

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