KARACHI: Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) chief executive officer Air Marshal Arshad Mahmood Malik said on Monday that the national flag carrier’s revenue increased by 41 per cent during last six months.

Addressing members of the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI), CEO PIA said that as a result of corrective measures taken earlier, PIA’s financial health has improved.

He further said that within next two months PIA would be inducting more aircraft and would continue to increase the airline’s fleet till next three years. PIA has opened its flight to Toronto, Canada and soon number of flights to Dubai will be increased, he added.

Mr Malik said that for promoting external trade many measures were underway to improve cargo and other services and PIA has also established especial counters for business community.

The national flag carrier will give discount on passenger services fee of 5 per cent on domestic and 7pc on international flights to business community.

Currently twelve 777 aircrafts are operational in the fleet and cargo handling has been increased to 80pc which helped the airline to bring down losses, he added.

Published in Dawn, September 24th, 2019

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