Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Tuesday informed the Senate that the government was restructuring Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to improve the service delivery system to satisfy the passengers.
He, in a written reply, said all appropriate steps will be taken with focus on maintaining the international standard of the organization. He said the Covid-19 pandemic has affected travel industry the most globally and Pakistan has been no exception. Travel restrictions placed during pandemic internationally and within Pakistan brought PIA flight operations to halt in March, 2020.
He added the operation was partially resumed in May, 2020 and number of flights has been increasing gradually since then where demand is building up.
He said the same trend prevails for Multan, where PIA is now offering four international flights to Saudi Arabia and three to UAE while PIA is offering three weekly domestic flights to Karachi and two to Islamabad in the current winter schedule. He said the PIA is closely monitoring the market and additional flights will be added with the improvement in demand.