ISLAMABAD: Managing Director Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Captain Mohammad Aijaz Haroon has said that the Airlines revenue rose to Rs 107 billion from 70 billion in 2010.
Addressing a press conference here at Benazir Bhutto International Airport, he said “We will soon introduce new destinations or increase flights in the East to expand our network mainly to compete with other airlines,” he said.
He said PIA has top professionals team which is working day and night for the progress of the organization.
Talking about the proposed PIA-Turkey Airlines agreement, he said PIA is planning to set up its first regional hub in Turkey to expand its worldwide network to compete other carriers.
The MD said the proposed agreement is subject to approval by the two governments. “We will expand our network and introduce new destinations to make PIA a profitable entity.
He said PIA passengers will have access to more than 130 destinations through Istanbul hub and they can avail even daily service for more than 100 destinations in Europe, the US and South America. He said that PIA staff will be present in Turkey to help and assist passengers.
Haroon said the passengers will continue their journey on one ticket and will not need to get another ticket at Turkey.
He said the national flag carrier’s management will take every step for the best interest of the Airline and the country.
Captain Haroon said he has always preferred to protect the employees rights, adding that were also working for regularization of daily wages employees. He alleged that vested elements were trying to create issues from non-issues to gain political mileage.