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Pakistan's national airline has several pilots who aren't even graduates

Pakistan's Civil Aviation Authority has said that several PIA pilots have been found guilty of providing fake academic credentials.

Dec 31, 2018, 07:20 AM IST

Kiki Challenge onboard Pakistan's PIA flight goes viral and authorities are not amused

In the Kiki challenge, the performer usually jumps out of a moving vehicle and dances to Canadian rapper Drake's song 'In My Feelings'. 

Aug 14, 2018, 07:16 AM IST

Woman pleads to PIA crew to open flight doors as baby falls unconscious, video emerges

A video of a woman in a Pakistan International Airlines flight, asking crew members to open the doors of the flight as her baby fell unconscious, has emerged on the social media. According to Pakistan-based Dawn News, the baby fell unconscious allegedly due to fault in air conditioning.

Aug 08, 2018, 23:00 PM IST

Passengers, made to wait for hours, accuse PIA of flying Pakistani VIPs on 'air safari'

Many passengers waiting for their flight at Skardu - a city in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of the country - were given boarding passes but said they kept waiting to get on a plane that had not even arrived.

Jul 20, 2018, 09:09 AM IST

Opening of Islamabad's new airport, 11 years in the making, gets delayed yet again

The new airport, when it does open, promises to cater to nine million passengers each year. Airports in Delhi and Mumbai - in contrast - cater to more than 40 million passengers every year.

Apr 19, 2018, 10:12 AM IST

PIA flight lands midway, asks passenger to take bus to destination

The passengers said that they had asked the airlines to drop them at Multan Airport which is 292 kilometres away from Rahim Yar Khan. 

Nov 04, 2017, 16:02 PM IST

Pak's national carrier PIA mulls suspending flights to US

The airline has cited ‘low traffic’ as the reason for its flight suspension. Some 500,000 Pakistanis live in the US.

Oct 08, 2017, 12:33 PM IST

Let's shut down PIA, says Pakistan government

The Pakistan government sought support from lawmakers across party lines to declare the loss-making flag carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) "bankrupt" and eventually shut it down, the media reported.

May 19, 2017, 15:11 PM IST

PIA to stop flying on Karachi-Mumbai route from today – Here's the reason

The PIA's Lahore-Delhi flight operation will continue as traffic volume on this route is satisfactory.

May 08, 2017, 08:58 AM IST

PIA likely to suspend Karachi-Mumbai flight

PIA Spokesperson Danyal Gillani made it clear that the proposal to suspend the Karachi-Mumbai flight was under consideration because of commercial reasons and not due to heightened bilateral tensions.

May 05, 2017, 20:27 PM IST

Pakistan International Airlines plane involved in mishap at Toronto airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane has clipped the wing of an Air France aircraft at the Pearson International Airport here, the latest accident to hit Pakistan's ailing flag carrier.

Jan 04, 2017, 20:45 PM IST

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Dec 07, 2016, 23:18 PM IST

PIA plane crashes near Abbottabad; singer Junaid Jamshed feared dead

The ill-fated Pakistan International Airlines plane (PIA) crashed on December 7, 2016, with 47 people on board. 

Dec 07, 2016, 18:42 PM IST

Pakistan's national carrier cancels flights to northern cities over Indo-Pak tensions

Pakistan's national flag carrier PIA today cancelled flights to northern Pakistani cities, including to Gilgit and Skardu in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, due to "air space restrictions" in the wake of Uri terrorist attack.

Sep 21, 2016, 23:01 PM IST

PIA cancels flights to northern cities over Indo-Pak tensions

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) called off flights to Gilgit and Skardu in Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan- occupied-Kashmir (PoK). 

Sep 21, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

After PIA attack, Hindu Sena says Lahore-Delhi bus, Samjhauta Express next

In a statement, the group said that New Delhi should snap ties with Pakistan since elements in that country has been “regularly attacking India”.

Jan 14, 2016, 19:54 PM IST

Right-wing activists vandalise Pakistan Airlines office in Delhi

Activists belonging to a right-wing group on Thursday indulged in vandalism at a Pakistani airline office here.

Jan 14, 2016, 17:08 PM IST

Pakistan not privatising national flag carrier

Pakistan's Finance Minister made it clear on Sunday that the government had no plan to privatise PIA.

Dec 20, 2015, 23:34 PM IST

PIA pilot allows Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham to sit in cockpit, faces probe

PIA spokesman said that Reham had expressed her desire to sit in the cockpit, which the pilot could not turn down.

Dec 04, 2015, 22:15 PM IST

PIA pilot allows Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham to sit in cockpit, faces probe

Reham Khan sat in the cockpit while coming to Lahore from London on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight. 

Dec 04, 2015, 12:58 PM IST