Saturday, August 22, 2009

PIA plans to operate flights on Gilgit-Skardu, Chitral route

Islamabad: Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Syed Naveed Qamar said on Wednesday that PIA is planning to operate flights on Gilgit-Skurdu and Gilgit-Chitral route from the forth coming winter.
Speaking in National Assembly session during question hour the minister said that PIA is planning to start one weekly flight on Gilgit-Skardu and Skardu-Gilgit route in forthcoming winter schedule in the first phase. Gilgit-Chitral operation will be considered in the second phase.
He said the national airliner suffered a loss of Rs 5.8 billion during first quarter of the current year.
The Minister said currently there was no proposal under consideration to privatize PIA.


  1. There are almost 6 airlines which are operating flights to islamabad from UK all of these are trying to offer best and cheap services.

  2. The Govt needs a "black-hole" to show a 5.8 billion loss ... why to privatize and loose all such opportunities.