‘PIA losses due to open skies policy’


RAWALPINDI JULY 21 (TNS): Pakistan International Air­lines (PIA) suffered major losses due to the open skies policy, adding that no foreign country or airline would be granted any additional rights without justification, Prime Minister’s Adviser on Avia­tion Sardar Mehtab Abbasi said here on Thursday.

He was speaking at the national flag carrier’s marketing conference.

Sardar Mehtab Abbasi said the PIA could only succeed with the support and joint efforts of employees and advised them to take ownership of their organization. There was a dire need to eradicate favoritism and promote merit in all spheres of the airline.

The conference was attended by marketing station heads from domestic and international destinations where they presented their respective stations’ performance, activities and future plan of action.

The PIA must expand its network to cater to the demand that exists in the market, said Mr. Abbasi.