Pakistan International Airlines News Stories

PIA To Discipline Staff For Overloading Flight

February 27, 2017

Pakistan International Airlines has taken disciplinary action over staff allowing seven passengers to travel without seats, according to media reports.


Pakistani Airliner Diverted Because Of Disruptive Passenger

February 7, 2017

A Pakistani airliner landed at London’s Stansted Airport on Tuesday after it was diverted from Heathrow and escorted in by RAF fighter jets.


PIA Chairman Resigns After Crash

December 13, 2016

The chairman of Pakistan International Airlines has resigned after the crash of a PIA ATR-42 aircraft last week killed everybody onboard.


Pakistan’s PIA Grounds ATR Fleet For Checks

December 12, 2016

Pakistan International Airlines has grounded its ATR aircraft after the crash last week of an ATR-42 that killed all on board.


No Survivors In Pakistan Plane Crash

December 7, 2016

All 48 people onboard a Pakistan International Airlines plane were killed when it crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday.



IMF 'Encouraged' By Pakistan Airline Reform Step

April 13, 2016

The International Monetary Fund is encouraged that Pakistan will convert its cash-strapped national airline into a limited company but said it will see if the reforms go far enough in restructuring the company.


Pakistan Shelves Airline Sale With New Law

April 12, 2016

Pakistan's parliament has adopted a law that will convert the cash-strapped national airline into a limited company but bar the government from giving up management control.


Pakistan Senate Rejects PIA Airline Sale

March 4, 2016

Pakistan's upper house of parliament has rejected a bill to sell the cash-strapped national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines.


Strike Grounds Most Pakistan Air Flights

February 3, 2016

Most Pakistan International Airlines flights were grounded on Wednesday as striking employees disrupted operations to protest against a government plan to sell the flag carrier.


PIA Sale Hits Snag As Airline Workers Walk Out

December 15, 2015

Employees of Pakistan International Airlines have walked out in protest over its planned sale, disrupting flights and undermining a central plank of reforms promised by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in return for an IMF bailout.