Technical faults ground 12 
aircraft of PIA

KARACHI — The national and international flight schedules of national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), were severely affected as 12 of its aircraft have been grounded due to technical faults, Khaleej Times has learnt.

By Rehan Siddiqui

Published: Fri 30 Sep 2011, 12:55 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:07 AM

Out of PIA’s 39-plane fleet, only 29 are operating causing daily cancellation of flights and long delays causing huge financial losses to the airline.

The national carrier airline has been making huge losses for the past several years allegedly due to mismanagement and induction of friends and cronies by previous and present governments.

According to independent aviation experts the airline has accumulated losses of more than $2 billion and was only kept afloat by dole outs by the government.

The aircraft grounded include Airbus, ATRs and Boeing and even some of those currently in service badly need maintenance and refurbishing to remain in service.

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